Five common mistakes to avoid when buying a company

Paul Share, Conway MacKenzie, private equity, merger, M&A
Paul Share, managing director, Conway MacKenzie. Photo courtesy of the firm.
  • Synergies may be hard to achieve
  • Sometimes buying isn’t the best option
  • Proceed with caution when you hire an investment banker
I’ve spent 15 years working with distressed companies, so I’ve seen just about everything. From executives who commit fraud but are somehow able to look you in the eye and claim they didn’t, to bankers persuading their clients to pay ...

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