Merck’s acquisition of control of Banyu in 1983. This was the first acquisition by outsiders of a listed Japanese companies. This case focuses on the evaluation of strategic investments in an environment of global competition. The case is complex because of the competitive structure of the industry, the international reach of the player, and the necessary integration into the business of government regulators from different countries and agencies. Forces students confront different valuat … Read more »

Merck’s acquisition of control of Banyu in 1983. This was the first acquisition by outsiders of a listed Japanese companies. This case focuses on the evaluation of strategic investments in an environment of global competition. The case is complex because of the competitive structure of the industry, the international reach of the player, and the necessary integration into the business of government regulators from different countries and agencies. Forces students various valuation methods to confront provide conflicting results.
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Timothy A. Luehrman
Source: Harvard Business School
18 pages.
Publication Date: Jan 15, 1987. Prod #: 287061-PDF-ENG
Merck Banyu HBR case solution

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