How long can a merger or acquisition take place?
As much as we would like to answer this questions, there are many variables and we cannot provide a definitive answer. What we can tell you is that we work quickly and avoid delays to complete the project as soon as possible.
What financial considerations should a business have before proceeding with a merger or acquisition?-
You obviously should consider the capital necessary for the acquisition, but you should also consider future capital requirements that will be needed post acquisition or merger for continued operations or growth. Andrew Barnett, M&A helps determine this for its clients.
What other considerations should I think about before proceeding with a merger or acquisition?
An important consideration is whether you are qualified to lead or manage the business, or if you will need to bring in a team or additional leader to assist. This is something that can be commonly overlooked.
How important is an in-depth understanding of the industry of the business you are acquiring?
It is very important to have a firm understanding of the industry, competitors, trends, etc... If you don't have it, it is recommended that you add personnel that does who can assist you. Consultants can also help.