Product details

By continuing to use our site you consent to the use of cookies as described in our privacy policy unless you have disabled them.
You can change your cookie settings at any time but parts of our site will not function correctly without them.
Prize winner
Case
-
Reference no. UVA-F-1364
Authors: Michael Schill
Published by: Darden Business Publishing
Originally published in: 2001
Version: 1 May 2015
Revision date: 06-Jul-2015

Abstract

This case examines issues of asset control for Ben & Jerry's Homemade, Inc, in light of the outstanding takeover offers by Chartwell Investments, Dreyer's Grand, Unilever, and Meadowbrook Lane Capital in January 2000. The case reviews the development of Ben & Jerry's strong social consciousness and the takeover-defense mechanisms that maintain management's control on company assets. Students, in the role of outside board members, are invited to review management's performance, estimate the economic cost of its social agenda, and evaluate the implications of takeover defense strategies.
Location:
Industry:
Other setting(s):
2000

About

Abstract

This case examines issues of asset control for Ben & Jerry's Homemade, Inc, in light of the outstanding takeover offers by Chartwell Investments, Dreyer's Grand, Unilever, and Meadowbrook Lane Capital in January 2000. The case reviews the development of Ben & Jerry's strong social consciousness and the takeover-defense mechanisms that maintain management's control on company assets. Students, in the role of outside board members, are invited to review management's performance, estimate the economic cost of its social agenda, and evaluate the implications of takeover defense strategies.

Settings

Location:
Industry:
Other setting(s):
2000

Related


Awards, prizes & competitions