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‘To err is human’, it’s said … but for sellers and buyers alike, the M&A process is surely not a good time to make mistakes. Here are the top five errors made by sellers in M&A deals according to Forbes magazine, and our take on each. 1.Not Anticipating the Time and Effort Involved The number one spot goes to failure to anticipate the sheer amount of time and effort that’s involved in… Read More

Timing is, without doubt, one of the most critical factors in mergers and acquisitions; a recent report found that it is, in fact, the single most reliable predictor in terms of creating real shareholder value. But why is timing so crucial? Think Macro! Acquiring a company is a risk that’s ultimately taken based on the health or otherwise of economies – and we’re talking about macro-economies here, looking way beyond the company… Read More