In this short article, I will discuss the challenges and misunderstandings that can arise around working capital during an M&A transaction. If left unaddressed, the nature and handling of working capital in a transition can cause an otherwise solid deal to fall apart. However, through mutual understanding these issues can be avoided.
Every business needs sufficient capital to operate successfully. An astute manager understands the role of cash, receivables, payables, inventory, and prepaid items in navigating the daily ebb and flow of business operations. However, during an M&A transaction working capital can often become a contentious issue. [Read more…]