Major investors can make — or break — your M&A plans
Abstract: Companies that have one or more major investors need to ensure that these stakeholders support any M&A deal well before the transaction’s close. Otherwise, major investors are capable of delaying it — or even derailing it. This article explains the specific objections that different investors might have, and why it’s important to keep the lines of communication wide open. A sidebar lists several things a company should do to protect itself from costly legal action that could block the transaction.