In September 1989, Sony Corp. of Japan’s $ 3.4 billion offer for Columbia Pictures. It was the highest bid ever made by a Japanese company for each U.S. real estate market. The case examines the validity of Sony’s goals in this purchase, and the political turmoil that caused the takeover in the United States.

In September 1989, Sony Corp. of Japan’s $ 3.4 billion offer for Columbia Pictures. It was the highest bid ever made by a Japanese company for each U.S. real estate market. The case examines the validity of Sony’s goals in this purchase, and the political turmoil that caused the takeover in the United States.
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Julia Kou,
Debora L. Spar
Source: Harvard Business School
19 pages.
Release Date: 08 December, 1994. Prod #: 795 025 PDF-ENG
Being There: Sony Corp. and Columbia Pictures HBR case solution