The amount of due diligence that goes into an M&A deal is always amazing, but just as surprising is how often these transactions get derailed when firms do not check out their own C- level executives beforehand. It is a fairly basic step, but one that can easily get overlooked.

Mistakes happen during background checks when corners are cut to save money or from incompetence. It could be as simple as someone else with the same name having negative records that mistakenly end up on your report.

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