This excerpt taken from the GFSI 10-Q filed May 15, 2007.
other negative consequences.
Our growth strategy is partly based on making acquisitions. We plan to continue to acquire complementary businesses, products and services. We must integrate the technology, products and services, operations, systems and personnel of acquired businesses, including our recent acquisitions, with our own and attempt to grow the acquired businesses as part of our company. The integration of other businesses is a complex process and places significant demands on our management, financial, technical and other resources. The successful integration of businesses we acquire is critical to our future success, and if we are unsuccessful in integrating these businesses, our financial and operating performance could suffer. The risks and challenges associated with acquisitions include:
We may be unable to integrate our acquisitions with our operations on schedule or at all. We cannot assure you that we will not incur large accounting charges or other expenses in connection with any of our acquisitions or that our acquisitions will result in cost savings or sufficient revenues or earnings to justify our investment in, or our expenses related to, these acquisitions. We may acquire companies that have significant deficiencies or material weaknesses in their internal control over financial reporting, which may cause us to fail to meet our reporting obligations, cause our financial statements to contain material misstatements and harm our business and operating results.