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Case Title:

Koch Industries Inc's Acquisition of Georgia-Pacific Corp: Formation of the Biggest US Private Company by Revenue

Publication Year : 2006

Authors: Shalini, Sumit Kumar Chaudhuri

Industry: Oil and Natural Gas

Region:USA

Case Code: MAA0047

Teaching Note:  Not Available

Structured Assignment:  Not Available

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Abstract:
After acquiring the public sector company Georgia-Pacific in November 2005, Koch Industries Inc became the largest privately held company in the US in terms of revenue, with combined revenues of $80 billion. With an existing business portfolio, which ranges from trading commodities to oil refining, the acquisition of Georgia-Pacific is expected to strengthen Koch's presence in the consumer products sector that has been dominated by large players like Procter & Gamble.

Pedagogical Objectives:

  • To highlight the acquisition of Georgia-Pacific by Koch and analyse their strategic fit
  • To discuss tthe US owing to the increasing costs of compliance with regulations after the introduction of the Sarbanes-he trend of public sector companies going private in Oxley Act in 2002.

Keywords :  Koch; Georgia-Pacific; US; Private sector; Public sector; Acquisition; Sarbanes-Oxley Act; Growth Strategies Case Study; Rise of privately held companies in US; Public vs private companies; Market based management; Compliance cost for public companies; Paper industry

Contents : 
Rationale Behind The Merger
Increased Viewership
Advertising Advantage
Viacom Business Segments Post Merger
Broadcast Television
Splitting Up
Major Media Mergers And Acquisitions 1989-2000

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