CHECK AND BALANCE: "Don't get deal fever. Bankers have a tendency to do that," says Enterprise Financial CEO Peter Benoist (left), whose bank recently hired CFO Keene Turner "to make sure we don't" believe "our [own] B.S."

Why M&A Can Break the Bank, Not Save It

There are too many things in M&A that buyers cannot control, including the willingness of the right targets to sell, economic conditions and the likelihood that desire will interfere with good due diligence, two Midwest bankers warn.

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