Tom Fox explores the recent bid by a Chinese state-controlled investment fund to purchase the Liverpool Football Club and how it will be impacted by the U.K. Bribery Act.
According to data compiled by Bloomberg, $390 billion in merger deals fell apart last year. M&A plans can collapse for many reasons, from regulatory disapproval to clashing CEO egos. Most painful, however, is a deal is consummated quickly that later proves to be a mistake—thanks to poor due diligence. Inside, ...