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Successful Acquisitions by David Braun

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: THE TOP TEN LESSONS

I want to leave you with my Top Ten guiding principles for making a successful acquisition. I hope that these will be the key take-aways for you from this book. While I believe strongly in all of the advice and techniques I have offered, these ten tips carry special weight. They are the core principles on which I founded my consulting business, and I continue to preach them to my clients to this day.

Below, I’ve referenced the chapters where I introduced these concepts, so you can check back and refresh your memory on the details.

1. Strategy comes first (Chapters 1 and 2). Before you can go in search of a new partner, you need to know yourself. The acquisition process should always begin with a company ...

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