REASONS FOR BUYING A COMPANY

    1. To complete a product line
    2. To acquire distribution and a broader market
    3. To secure key personnel
    4. To secure needed technology or patents
    5. To secure manufacturing facilities or develop products for idle facilities
    6. To secure a place to move an existing product line
    7. To combine companies with similar operations
    8. To acquire non-productive assets to acquire other facilities
    9. The target was available at a very low price and/or had to sell
    10. To add strength to weak areas of the acquired company