Why Acquisition Growth Strategies Fail

This article from Fleet Capital explains that when done well, growth-through-acquistion strategies can make a great deal of sense. Done poorly, such acquisitions can halt a company in its tracks and spell disaster for shareholders.

While there is no single formula for success, the article points out the utility of avoiding these four common pitfalls:

1) Lack Of True Integration
2) Bad Fit
3) Poorly Structured Transactions
4) Culture Clash

Via Term Sheet