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2009: A Buying Opportunity

Despite the credit crunch and tough times, a company with the capital may want to take advantage of conditions to make strategic acquisitions. Here's a look at best practices in acquisitions to ensure success in this strategy.
While the current economic environment and financial market meltdown have most business owners focused on conserving cash, controlling/reducing headcount and holding on for dear life, most of the wealthiest individuals in the world (including Mr. Buffet) will likely tell you that it is in these uncertain times that fortunes are made.
Our belief is that this is true for distribution and industrial businesses that have the capital and courage to pursue strategic acquisitions in 2009. Valuations have meaningfully decreased and most of the ...

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