Why Mergers and Acquisitions Often Fail

Mergers and acquisitions often fail because the businesses involved do not think things through enough to produce a viable result. A qualified mergers and acquisitions attorney can help solve many of the following problems before they become major problems in a lucrative business deal. The key is to look for the elements that may lead to failure and correct them as they appear.

Mergers and Acquisitions

Obstacles to Success Mergers and acquisitions require both companies to work together to find a way to successfully integrate both businesses into one functional entity. There are many obstacles that can prevent a merger or acquisition, such as the disapproval of new policies, changes in management structure and the inability of employees to move forward or advance. For the merger to be successful, a mergers and acquisitions attorney can help iron out many of these obstacles so they do not pose such a problem.

Inability to Compromise Company officials who are not willing to compromise can stall a potential deal indefinitely. The inability to reach an agreement through compromise is one of the most common reasons why a merger or acquisition fails. The compromise allows both companies to keep a portion of their prior identity, while moving forward to become a part of a newer, bigger organization.

Poor Intentions Companies who have poor intentions or are trying to merge with another business for the wrong reasons will often fail rather quickly. Without the proper intentions, a merger or acquisition can face a multitude of obstacles. Members of management who do not have the proper intentions are often the most unwilling to compromise.

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Keating and Lyden

Keating & Lyden LLC was founded by attorneys-at-law, Robert J. Keating, and Thomas P. Lyden and is based in Boulder, Colorado, and Bellingham, Washington. The attorneys specialize in providing legal advice in real estate matters to businesses and individuals pertaining to real estate management and operation including: tenancy in common agreements, partition agreements, real estate financing, homeowner’s associations and land use issues. They also provide the highest quality legal services to small business owners and entrepreneurs.

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