Danaher—The Making of a Conglomerate

Darden Business Publishing Cases

ISSN: 2474-7890

Publication date: 20 January 2017


Prudential Equity Group had downgraded Danaher to underweight status, citing concerns over its inadequate organic growth. By March 2009, its CEO wondered how to keep growing a company that faced changing worldwide economic circumstances, pressure from low-cost competitors, new competitors, flat or declining demand for company products, price increases for certain raw materials, and criticism from market analysts.



Bourgeois, L. and Nadathur, S. (2017), "Danaher—The Making of a Conglomerate", Darden Business Publishing Cases. https://doi.org/10.1108/case.darden.2016.000083

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