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What is due diligence in a merger?

On Behalf of | Sep 21, 2020 | Business Law |

If you have the opportunity to merge your operations with another successful organization in Florida, assessing the potential benefits may help you make a confident decision. Taking a close look at the aspects of your company that provide integral support will provide a standard to help you determine your expectations for the shift.

Performing your due diligence may prevent your company from sustaining long-term damage resulting from careless or uninformed decisions.

Policies and procedures

Your company has probably spent a significant number of years forming, modifying and solidifying policies and procedures for operational synergy. At the root of these efforts are underlying principles and characteristics that contribute to your business model and its effectiveness. Those characteristics also set the tone for your company’s culture and provide meaning, motivation and guidance for your employees.

Compromising these policies and procedures in favor of a merger may ultimately destroy your company and at the very least create difficult growing pains. According to xperthr.com, part of performing due diligence during a merger is allowing only compatible business models, policies and procedures to merge with your organization.

Flexibility and negotiation

Establish clear expectations for the benefits you anticipate acquiring with the outcome of a merger. If it is obvious that you will need to sacrifice a substantial amount of what is important to your company, the merger may not be worth your time and resources to pursue.

When negotiations begin, inform the other party of your expectations, but practice flexibility and be willing to think outside of the box. Creative thinking and strategic negotiation may create a mutually beneficial arrangement and allow you to work toward a powerful and rewarding fusion of two successful companies.

Founding Partners Damaso W. Saavedra and Allyson D. Goodwin