Reply To: Carve Out Acquisition Risks


Denise Gingolaski

Hi Adam – one risk would be handling the incoming cash receipts after the deal closed. There will be a few months when the cash is going to the wrong bank account so it is a reconciliation issue. If it’s done poorly, the customers will be affected as well when they start to get colletion letters for non payment when it’s really just a matter of getting the cash from the former company and appying it correctly.

Another issue can be that you might still need help from the original parent company in terms of paperwork or other information. They probably won’t have a sense of urgency to help. Of course, there’s probably an agreement to help during the integration period, but in reality, the original parent company has other things to do that may be more important.

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