Dealing with the 16 Reasons Merging Up Causes Anxiety

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By Marc Rosenberg
CPA Firm Mergers: Your Complete Guide

While selling to a larger firm may ultimately be the most viable succession plan available to a small firm, the prospect of the merger creates a great deal of anxiety among small firms nonetheless. The larger firm’s sensitivity to these concerns is critical for a successful meeting of the minds during the negotiation phase.

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Why small firms are so anxious about merging up