Now that corporate America has largely emerged from the financial crisis and many companies’ war chests are once again overflowing, mergers and acquisitions are coming roaring back. However, despite favorable conditions and competitive dynamics, discretion is still the better part of valor. Executives should proceed with caution to ensure they avoid these five M&A mistakes that may seem obvious, but are easy to make.
Legally, the initiative is an appalling mess. Like your Aunt Hattie’s mauve and chartreuse 1959 Caddy, one simply stares at it in disbelief.