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M&A Nugget: Going Global

The world is shrinking.  Our opportunities to expand business by an overseas acquisition are growing.  However, not all global transactions succeed (think the Daimler-Benz/Chrysler merger).  There can be substantial macro and micro differences between companies located in different countries.  When thinking about a global deal, the following factors need to be carefully considered and planned for:

  1. Foreign laws – the effect of foreign tax, antitrust and regulatory laws must be examined;
  2. Corporate culture – the specific culture of the target must be considered, from governance (hierarchy vs. team culture) to compensation incentives and benefits;
  3. National culture – the culture of the country in which the target is located must be considered; in some cultures, facts and processes are the emphasis whereas in other cultures, trust and relationships are emphasized.

By recognizing, addressing and respecting the above factors, going global can be a success

 

 

 

 

If you have any questions about this or any other M&A issue,
please contact Glenn Solomon at gsolomon@offitkurman.com or 443-738-1522.

 

ABOUT GLENN D. SOLOMON

gsolomon@offitkurman.com | 443-738-1522

Glenn D. Solomon is a principal at Offit Kurman and has provided counsel to businesses and business owners for more than twenty-five years. He has extensive experience in the purchase and sale of businesses, structuring ownership agreements, and advising companies in financial distress.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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