Feeling "buyer's remorse" after a business acquisition

07/10/2013 | Bloomberg Businessweek

Data show that mergers and acquisitions are on the rise, but many company owners have discovered they don't always go smoothly. Experts say unreasonable expectations and conflicting cultures can cause problems. Alan Cohen, who runs a heavy-machinery business in Chicago, has been through two problematic acquisitions. "They took the focus off of our work and became toxic for our culture," he said.

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