Chase Manhattan Corp: The Making of America’s Largest Bank
This case is an individual assignment.
1. What are the strategic benefits of combining Chase and Chemical? Is it best to frame as a merger of equals or as acquisition?
2. Is the justification for the merger primarily to increase revenue or is it mostly to reduce costs and improve efficiency?
3. To what extent do you feel that the gains to the bank shareholders represent transfers of value from other claimholders, such as customers, employees, communities?
4. Evaluate the proposed employee layoffs. How should a company determine an appropriate level and over what time period for layoffs and branch closings?