Walt Disney's Sale of ABC Radio: Structuring a Tax-Efficient Divestiture
Jonathan Day, a recent MBA, is tasked with evaluating tax efficient divestitures for his company. Through his perspective, this case provides an overview of taxable and tax-free structures for corporate divestitures. Students will then analyze Disney's sale of ABC Radio, its portfolio of radio stations, to Citadel Broadcasting Corporation using a tax-free structure known as the reverse Morris Trust, and the tax advantages and financial ramifications of the ABC Radio sale for Disney, Disney's shareholders, and Citadel.
Case id: 080315
Supplemental Material: Teaching Note