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What Are The Most Common Causes of an M&A deal Falling Through?

By Sebastian Amieva

  1. Not Conducting a rigorous Porter's Five Forces Analysis.
  2. Having a board of members with zero industry experience. 
  3. Overpaying for the deal. 
  4. Poor due diligence. 
  5. Deal structure terms (Downpayment, Stock, Earn outs, etc)
  6. Poor acquisition integration. Having a good 100-day plan helps.
  7. Poor assessment of the acquisition target's culture. 

The better you understand these common causes, the easier it is to avoid them.

Sebastian Amieva

M&A Expert - Mentor - Investor

mergers and acquisitions consultant