Will your deal fall through? — Avoiding M&A pitfalls
Abstract: Many mergers and acquisitions (M&As) fall through because they fail to make sound financial sense. Sometimes M&A participants rely on industry rules of thumb, which prove insufficient as the sole basis for a deal. This article talks about the problems that may occur when buyers overpay. It also notes the need for thorough due diligence conducted by a financial expert to determine whether a proposed deal will hold up in the real world.