Failure to Address Agency Culture Can Kill Mergers…
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Acquiring another business or merging with another company can be a risky undertaking. The unknowns of the target company can undermine a deal, or create unforeseen trouble once the purchase is complete. Conducting due diligence – a systematic examination and evaluation of assets and liabilities – can help head off problems before they begin. Continue reading
“Due diligence” is the term applied to the research and investigation that go into determining precisely what your company would be purchasing when acquiring another business. It is essential to know this information up front, as it can directly affect the purchase price and terms.
The decision on whether or not to purchase a business should be made with the head, not the heart. For this reason due diligence requires an organized and methodical approach. Continue reading
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In the torrent of details that accompanies a business merger or acquisition, it is easy to overlook “fringe” issues such as employee benefit plans. In many cases the principals, eager to consummate the deal, push off the unification of different benefit plans to a later time. However, this can trigger some unexpected consequences, such as drawing the attention of the IRS.