Doug Nix’s recent article “Pointers on Successful Acquisitions” hits the right chords on the whens and whys of buying a business. He’s right on target when mentioning that just because something looks like a bargain doesn’t mean it’s a smart acquisition.
If all the prognosticators are correct, 2011 should be a boom year for the M&A markets and many companies will appear on the selling blocks for the first time. From a buyer’s standpoint, it will be critical to make sure that what you see is really what you get. Doug’s article is a good read and you can find it in its entirety here.
Posted by Robert St. Germain