Care to take a drive down M&A Avenue? 4 ways to avoid trouble
Abstract: Mergers and acquisitions (M&As) are an ambitious way to gain traction in today’s competitive construction marketplace. With so many baby boomers approaching retirement age, market analysts expect that there will be plenty of bargains for small to midsize businesses in the coming years. But M&As can be fraught with peril. Deals go bad, new co-workers don’t get along, goodwill evaporates and profits suffer. This article offers four ways to steer clear of trouble, while a sidebar describes a variety of resources to consult when considering an M&A.