Jennifer Deinlein

Why to buy – and when to walk

By Jennifer Deinlein, Contributing writer

In some cases, businesses grow by introducing new products, adding employees or expanding infrastructure. And in others, those same benefits can be realized by purchasing another company.

Companies need to evaluate which is best for them, said Matt Roberson, a principal at Sparks, Md.-based SC&H Capital. He oversees the Central Pennsylvania market for the company.

But an acquisition is usually quicker, he said: “There’s … risks, but the reward would be higher because I can do something faster or sooner.”

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