How to Avoid Pitfalls to Mergers and Acquisitions

Depending on your business and financial plan, one of the best ways to execute a successful exit strategy is having your company absorbed in a merger and acquisition (sometimes referred to as M&A). For many entrepreneurs, the true mark of success is having your company acquired for a substantial profit by a larger firm. Unfortunately, the path to mergers and acquisitions can have a number of pitfalls, and therefore it is important to have expert guidance.

Stick to Your Values

Your business values and customer outlook is what made your firm so valuable to begin with. No matter how tempting an acquisition and merger offer might be, resist the temptation to sell to the first bidder. Ensure that there is both harmony and synergy between your company and the prospective buyer before signing anything.


Once the decision has been made to sell your company, be completely transparent with your employees, corporate partners, and vendors about what is going to happen. Dishonesty is not only a poor ethical choice, but it can lead to blowback further on down the road from disgruntled workers. If there are to be layoffs, make sure that your employees know what to expect, including any severance pay, pension fund information (401k, IRAs, etc.) and health care adjustments that need to be made.

The Benefits of M&A Experts

A knowledgeable firm specializing in mergers and acquisitions can ensure that every detail about the transition goes down smoothly. Our Palm Springs mergers and acquisitions firm can help market your company, spot unannounced opportunities, and assemble a transition team to execute a profitable deal for you and your investors.

If you’re looking for a consultation from an expert Palm Springs mergers and acquisitions firm, please contact us today.

Comments are closed.

Coachella Valley

Palm Springs
1800 East Tahquitz Canyon Way
Palm Springs, CA 92262
Indian Wells
74785 Hwy 111, Ste. 105
Indian Wells, CA 92210
Costa Mesa
650 Town Center Drive, Ste. 1400
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
SBEMP Attorneys LLP