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Middle Market Acquisition – Surprises and Wisdom

If you make a middle market acquisition, your goal may be to avoid post signing surprises, but Feldman and Kraemer say surprises should be expected. Let’s think about that more.  They say: “Acquirers should temper their optimism that the target’s management will be just fine. Planning for more changes, perhaps many more changes, in the […]

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Private Equity Hubris – A Way to Mitigate in China

Private Equity Hubris – A Way to Mitigate in China

In a huge and well documented article on Private Equity in Wikipedia, the very last topic with just one sentence says the following: Cognitive bias Private equity decision-making has been shown to suffer from cognitive biases such as illusion of control and overconfidence. Lets look at how to counteract that instead of burying and ignoring that. Private […]

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Private Equity Failing Operationally

Saw an article on doing Private Equity purchasing of Chinese companies. The article certainly has implications for private equity anywhere.  It is very insightful, and I encourage you all to go see what Sigulegruff says: Take a look at this Moreover, there have been few success stories across buyout deals in China. One issue was […]

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Doing M&A in China – Avoiding the HR Trap

Doing M&A in China takes all the thinking you can muster. Everyone does legal and financial due diligence. Too few do HR due diligence. Further, their thinking from and on HR after the purchase will not make most companies nearly as successful as they should be. Doing M&A in China is a huge HR challenge. […]

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Succeeding in your China Acquisition II – After China Acquisition

After China acquisition, the real work begins. I dealt with a company who made a good acquisition here in China and then made a mess of it after they took control. They were very sharp on getting their finance systems working. However, they were poor on retaining the commitment and passion of the workforce. They […]

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Succeeding in Your China Acquisition I – Before you Buy

Most people have seen China acquisition as the realm of lawyers and financial auditors. Indeed, they have their value, but people are the key to your China acquisition. You must not overlook the culture and people you are acquiring. You must not ignore the attitude of the local government people.  And acquisition is one of […]

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