Preparation for M&A should start as early as 18 months in advance of an actual deal. This provides the M&A deal team time to ensure that adequate documentation is available and to identify potential gaps and red flags. With early preparation you also make sure that the deal closes on time, which results in a better M&A experience for everyone involved.
Executing Effective M&A: From Pre-to Post Deal Closure
It takes immense preparations to reach a successful M&A deal. But even if you do everything right the deal may fall short. This report from Merrill Datasite is the first of three that examines the rigorous steps needed to get closer to a successful M&A.