M&A today – It could happen to you
Abstract: Whether their company is struggling or leading, it behooves every savvy business owner to stay up on the fundamentals of mergers and acquisitions. This article discusses some of the questions that a prospective buyer or seller should ask before deciding to proceed. It looks at the timing of a transaction, along with strategic considerations, due diligence, taxes and sale structure. A sidebar stresses the importance of having an integration plan already in place when the sale occurs.