9. Never Too Late: When Problems Arise Post-Investment

Business intelligence is not only essential before you do a deal but also in the aftermath. We know that background checks are occasionally overlooked. Maybe you skipped the background check because the deal was referred to you and you thought you knew the management team of the company you were acquiring. Priorities of a deal are often focused on the outcome, namely profits. In doing so, some critical steps are neglected. Sometimes you get lucky, and things move smoothly. Other times...not so much. Unfortunately, methodologies to resolve post-acquisition problems are not taught in most MBA programs.

When post-acquisition problems arise, there are many investigative solutions within your ...

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