Conventional, cursory, or snap-shot-in-time approaches to intangible asset due diligence…that rely on a one-size-fits-all model, checklist, audit, or mere confirmatory review will be unlikely to… Read More
Mergers and Acquisitions
Transaction negotiations today are aggressive, competitive, predatorial, and generally manifest as winner-take-all outcomes. Under these circumstances, dismissing and/or relegating the posture and standing of key intangible assets to mere hope and trust is fiduciarily suspect at best.
Any company initiating, or even contemplating, a M&A (merger or acquisition) would be well served if a ‘company culture assessment’ was included in their due diligence strategy!
I am inclined to characterize ‘multipliers’ as originating in distinctive/competitive knowhow and/or thinking.
When decision makers attach undue expediency to transaction execution absent thorough due diligence makes deals susceptible to intangible asset hemorrhaging!
Research consistently paints a convincing picture that if and/or when a merger, acquisition, or other type of transaction ‘goes south’, the problem and/or challenge will likely originate in intangible assets which is why a transaction (asset) impact analysis is necessary.