Exercise caution when wading back into the M&A market
Abstract: Several key economic indicators suggest that the U.S. economy finally is turning a corner — which likely bodes well for the M&A market. However, the recession weakened many companies’ financial profiles, and business buyers will almost certainly be more risk-averse. Sellers need to walk a fine line between pouncing on what may appear to be a good offer and hanging back to mull over the options. A sidebar to this article explores whether it’s a good idea to seek seller protections in this buyer’s market.