Over 60% of all Corum's M&A transactions are cross border as many of your best buyers are not in North America. Depending on the size of the transaction, you may have the complexity of government approvals, both on the buyer and seller side. Among other issues, this could involve anti-trust, currency controls or labor issues.
Foreign buyers that are listed on foreign exchanges must consider the reporting and approval from the exchange they are on. Foreign tax considerations are also a factor. This adds planning and approval time, and complexity.
Add to this the potentially opposite time zones you may need to work within.
If you’re a North American seller working with Asian buyers, for example, most of these challenges apply, but the rewards can be substantial. An experienced M&A team is essential and will make the process go much smoother.