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Disadvantages to forming a company with business partners

People who are involved in businesses in Louisiana will oftentimes be confronted with difficult decisions. In some cases, especially in circumstances involving mergers and acquisitions, these individuals will be faced with the prospect of entering into a brand-new business partnership. However, there can be disadvantages to forming a company with business partners.

Data breach could impact Verizon's acquisition of Yahoo

Many of our readers in Louisiana may have seen some news reports regarding the deal between mega-companies Verizon and Yahoo, in which Verizon is to acquire Yahoo. Since the $4.8 billion dollar acquisition was announced in July of last year, it appears that the transition has gone rather smoothly. However, a report noted that certain flare-ups may jeopardize the deal.

What should you consider when setting your business goals?

Many businesses in Louisiana understand that planning and preparation are the keys to success. This is especially true for complex business transactions like mergers and acquisitions. Whether a company is set to merge with another company, acquire another company or start from scratch, one of the most crucial steps in the planning and preparation areas is to set out your business goals.

Information to review when buying a company

Previous posts here have referenced how detailed any type of merger or acquisition can be in the business world. These are complex business transactions that typically involve dozens of people pouring over information on both sides of the transaction. When it comes to buying a company in Louisiana, there is quite a bit of information that should be reviewed in what is known as the "due diligence" process.

Long-term success hinges on starting a company right in Louisiana

A company's beginning is vital to the prospect of long-term success. In some cases, a company is started in Louisiana from scratch -- built from the ground up. In other cases, the company is the result of a merger or acquisition that crafts a new direction for the business. No matter how a company starts, it is crucial to get started on the right foot.

What issues can have a negative impact on your business goals?

In the aftermath of a successful merger or acquisition, many people associated with the business entity are probably feeling quite a bit of relief that the complex business transaction is complete, and they are ready to head toward realizing the new goal that was the whole point of the transaction. However, these companies should be aware of some potential problems that could pop up. What issues could have a negative impact on the business goals of companies in Louisiana?

Will the AT&T -- Time Warner merger reduce competition?

A previous post here explored some of the initial reported details of one of the biggest business mergers in recent history: the merger of telecom giant AT&T with mega-media company Time Warner. It should come as no surprise to our readers in Louisiana that this merger is being scrutinized closely by regulators, which makes sense to a certain degree -- the merger would combine quite a few companies that Americans have contact with on a daily basis. One of the questions that is being asked is whether or not this merger will reduce the competition in certain areas of the economy too much.

Deciding who will make the decisions after a successful merger

Merging two companies in Louisiana can be a dynamic way to reach more consumers, expand market influence and, ultimately, become more profitable. However, while mergers and acquisitions can be accomplished smoothly in many cases, others can oftentimes leave the parties involved facing crucial differences of opinion. One problem can be the crux of the whole deal: who will have the final say on decisions after the merger is successfully completed?

What are the potential issues that business partners might face?

There are many people in Louisiana who start a business on their own, but there are also those who can see the advantages of having business partners. Some will start their partnership from scratch, teaming up to start and build a company. Others will become business partners through mergers and acquisitions, complex business deals that oftentimes lead to the creation of a new company. While most people are able to work together with their business partners for the success of the company, there can sometimes be problems.

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