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Bad Company – Five Characters (On Your Own Side) That Can Ruin Your Deal

Death from within is as much a threat in an M&A transaction as in a Bond movie, except instead of a silenced PP7 or a poisoned blow dart, these dastardly devils’ greatest weapons are usually incompetence and inexperience. The importance of having a well-rounded team of professionals on your side is key to the success of any middle market deal, but even the best-intentioned sellers will occasionally find themselves with an unexpected fly in the ointment in the form of an underqualified or ill-intentioned employee or advisor. So, in the spirit of helping sellers be more prepared to identify these unwitting double agents, here are five common characters that can ruin a deal from the inside.

Nick Kozik
By Nick Kozik
on May 12, 2020 9:50:20 AM
   
Bad Company – Five Characters (On Your Own Side) That Can Ruin Your Deal

Death from within is as much a threat in an M&A transaction as in a Bond movie, except instead of a silenced PP7 or a...

Nick Kozik
By Nick Kozik
on May 12, 2020 9:50:20 AM
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