8 questions to consider in M&A deals
Abstract: With priced-right sales opportunities ripe for the picking, some customers may be tempted to acquire another business as the economy mends. Others — those feeling the strain of the prolonged downturn — may be considering a merger with another, stronger business. In either scenario, a bank may be asked to provide financing. Here are some questions a lender should consider when sorting the potential winners from losers in a merger or acquisition deal.