Case Solution for Cargill: Keeping the Family Business Private

Case Solution & Analysis for Cargill: Keeping the Family Business Private by Ruth S.K. Tan, Yupana Wiwattanakantang.

Complete Case details are given below :

Case Name :      Cargill: Keeping the Family Business Private
Authors :           Ruth S.K. Tan, Yupana Wiwattanakantang
Source :              Ivey Publishing
Case ID :           9B15N022 / W15652
Discipline :        Finance
Case Length :    10 pages
Plagiarism : NO (100% Original work)
Description for case is given below :
When Margaret A. Cargill passed away in 2006, her 17.5 per cent stake in Cargill went to Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies (MAC). MAC lobbied for her stake to be liquidated. Cargill proceeded to shed its 64 per cent stake in Mosaic, North America’s second-largest fertilizer company, in exchange for Margaret Cargill’s stake in the company, in order to maintain control over the company. Like many second- and third-generation family businesses, Cargill’s current family owners were not actively involved in the day-to-day running of the company. Was spinning off Mosaic in the best long-term interests of Cargill? Were there other feasible ways in which Cargill could have better facilitated the liquidation of Margaret Cargill’s stake?
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