Corporate Restructuring Assignment: HBS Case “Chrysler’s sale to Fiat
Corporate Restructuring Assignment
Based on the HBS Case “Chrysler’s sale to Fiat,” HBS No. 211-013 and reading beyond the case.
- Was the approval of the Chrysler sale to Fiat by Judge Gonzales simply one in a long line of quick 363 sales controlled by the principal lender (the government) or did it set a troubling new precedent involving government distortion of the bankruptcy process to bail out a major industrial company? In other words, was this an ordinary deal or a fundamentally flawed deal?
Critically discuss the above question. (800 words maximum)
Based on the HBS Case “USX Corporation,” 1996, by Gilson and Cott, HBS No. 9-296-050 and reading beyond the case.
- What kinds of companies is tracking stock least appropriate? (250 words maximum.)
- Why would a stock break-up reduce information costs? (500 words maximum)
(25 marks maximum)
Based on the HBS Case ONLY “Finansbank 2006”. HBS No. 208-149.
- Critically discuss the factors that contributed to the success of Finansbank prior to the NBG’s offer? (250 words maximum)
- Calculate the following Finansbank profitability ratios prior to the NBG offer: return on average assets, return on average equity. Briefly comment on how Finansbank profitability ratios compare to averages of US Banks.
Total [100 marks]
Performance in the assessment is judged against the following criteria:
- Relevance to question
- Structure/presentation and clarity of writing
- Rigour of argument
- Evidence of understanding
Your assignment should be well organised and structured, using headings and sub-headings as appropriate to indicate topics discussed. All references must be clearly indicated.
Plagiarism and collusion
Students suspected of plagiarism, either of published work or work from unpublished sources, including the work of other students, or of collusion will be dealt with according to University guidelines.