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Amoco Corporation

Darden Business Publishing Cases

ISSN: 2474-7890

Publication date: 20 January 2017


This case is one of a pair of cases used in a merger negotiation. It is designed to be used with “British Petroleum, Ltd.” (UVA-F-1263). One-half of the class prepares only the British Petroleum (BP) case, and one-half uses this case. BP and Amoco are considering a merger, and are in the process of negotiating a merger agreement. Macroeconomic assumptions, particularly forecasting future oil prices in an uncertain environment, and assumptions about Amoco's ability to reduce exploration and production costs make Amoco's future cash flows difficult to predict.



Chaplinsky, S., Lynch, L.J. and Doherty, P. (2017), "Amoco Corporation", Darden Business Publishing Cases.



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