There is no magic formula to make mergers and acquisitions successful. Like any other business process, they are not inherently good or bad, just as marketing and R&D aren’t. Following are the risks that you might stumble upon in the absence of a due diligence conducted by an expert.

  • Overpaying for the target company
  • Overestimating synergies
  • Weak due diligence practices
  • Integration shortfalls
  • Little attention to culture and change management
  • Overall lack of communication and transparency
  • Failure to capture synergies
  • Threats to security
  • Unexpected costs associated with the deal
  • Unforeseen market disruptions and/or “Acts of God”