This case is set in the middle of the attempted takeover of Walt Disney Productions by the raider Saul Steinberg in June 1984. Disney Chief Executive Officer about whether the takeover fight or to pay “greenmail.” A significant influence on the decision is the “true” value of the company. The housing has, either directly or through analysis on the plurality of estimates of value. The evaluation question invites an assessment of past performance and current Disney competitive position. Other significant … Read more »

This case is set in the middle of the attempted takeover of Walt Disney Productions by the raider Saul Steinberg in June 1984. Disney Chief Executive Officer about whether the takeover fight or to pay “greenmail.” A significant influence on the decision is the “true” value of the company. The housing has, either directly or through analysis on the plurality of estimates of value. The evaluation question invites an assessment of past performance and current Disney competitive position. Other important influences on the decision of the ethics and economics of paying greenmail. The rich range of issues raised in the case (strategy, valuation, performance measurement and ethics), it makes an effective first case, case review or audit in a corporate finance course. A student worksheet file is for use with this case
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Robert F. Bruner
Source: Darden School of Business
19 pages.
Release Date: 28, March 1991. Prod #: UV2118-PDF-ENG
Walt Disney Productions, June 1984 HBR case solution