Considering an acquisition? What boards need to know before, during, and after the deal

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Acquisitions offer advantages as a path to growth.  But with some deals failing to deliver on their potential value, boards need to take an active role throughout the process.

When should boards get involved in the deal?

Making an acquisition is a major step for a company. But for all the possible benefits, there are as many challenges that can derail a deal—and destroy the anticipated shareholder value. Navigating those pitfalls is vital to an acquisition delivering on its potential. And the board’s active involvement throughout the process is critical. 

So what should the board do before, during, and after the deal? Our paper explores the issues.

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