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Addition by acquisition: know when to walk away

  • The Globe and Mail
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  • Dec 4, 2017
Addition by acquisition: know when to walk away

Firms looking to grow and expand their global reach often look to acquire an existing company. However, many experts agree this comes with significant risk.

Ivey Professor Andreas Schotter, an expert in international business, explains to The Globe and Mail that acquisitions can take so much time and effort you can lose perspective on the value of the proposition.

"When acquisitions fail it usually comes down to poor acquisition target, [failure] of the post-acquisition integration team, and perhaps the worst … the inability to walk away from the deal."