Case ID: 897048     Solution ID: 36032

American Cyanamid A Case Solution


American Home Products' (AHP) $9 billion threatening takeover of American (Cyanamid) was the biggest mergers and-acquistions exchange in 1994, and made AHP the fourth biggest pharmaceutical firm in the United States. At the season of AHP's offer, Cyanamid had as of now rebuilt by offering its purchaser items organizations, turning off its chemicals division, and going into resource swap transactions with SmithKline Beecham. AHP entered the shred, at any rate to a limited extent, to obstruct the advantage swap bargain. The case takes understudies inside the board room and depicts the strain produced by the way that Cyanamid's administration and its outside executives had diverse perspectives on the attractive quality of the takeover. At issue is whether Cyanamid's board will underwrite AHP's threatening offer regardless of the way that administration does not bolster the offer, and rather underpins a lower-esteemed inviting resource swap with SmithKline Beecham. After a strained and excruciating executive meeting that kept going a few days, the board voted collectively to bolster the offer.

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