Tying the knot
Merging your firm with another always presents challenges, particularly when your potential partner is based in another country. Nigel Knowles, whose firm DLA has completed five cross-border mergers in the last three years, looks at how to avoid the pitfalls
It does not take a mastermind to understand the reasons why mergers between firms fail. How often do we hear of UK firms merging with a smaller European rival, only to learn some months later that the smaller firm has opted out after the honeymoon period?
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