The Case of the United States Shoe Corporation: Activism, Bear Hug, Hostile Defense

How did US Shoe accomplish a “successful takeover defense and breakup strategy”?
Marshall Sonenshine  | Fall 2015
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This case, written for both law and business school students, provides a window into holding company discounts; early shareholder activism after the 1992 proxy reforms; and the interplay among business, financial, and legal issues that arise in contests for control of US corporations.

Case ID: 160305

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