View Author April 2013
Growth is hard to come by. In many sectors, customers are deferring buying decisions, and new revenues are elusive. With uncertainty as to when things might improve, CEOs are turning to mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in pursuit of growth. And, with the domestic market stalled, companies are increasingly looking to foreign and emerging markets for their acquisition targets. In this article, Squire Sanders lawyer Frank M. Placenti looks at the importance of a sound M&A process and the correlation between a company’s M&A competency and the results achieved through its acquisitions.