MOLX » Topics » We face risks in making acquisitions.

These excerpts taken from the MOLX 10-K filed Aug 6, 2008.
We face risks in making acquisitions.
 
We expect to continue to make investments in companies, products and technologies through acquisitions. While we believe that such acquisitions are an integral part of our long-term strategy, there are risks and uncertainties related to acquiring companies. Such risks and uncertainties include:
 
  •  Successfully identifying and completing transactions;
 
  •  Difficulty in integrating acquired operations, technology and products or realizing cost savings or other anticipated benefits from integration;
 
  •  Retaining customers and existing contracts;
 
  •  Retaining the key employees of the acquired operation;
 
  •  Potential disruption of our or the acquired company’s ongoing business;
 
  •  Unanticipated expenses related to integration; and
 
  •  Potential unknown liabilities associated with the acquired company.
 
In addition, if we were to undertake a substantial acquisition for cash, the acquisition would likely need to be financed in part through additional financing from banks, through public offerings or private placements of debt or equity securities, or other arrangements. This acquisition financing might decrease our ratio of earnings to fixed charges and adversely affect other leverage measures. There can be no assurance that the necessary acquisition financing would be available to us on acceptable terms if and when required. If we undertake an acquisition by issuing equity securities or equity-linked securities, the issued securities may have a dilutive effect on the interests of the holders of our stock.
 
We face risks in
making acquisitions.



 



We expect to continue to make investments in companies, products
and technologies through acquisitions. While we believe that
such acquisitions are an integral part of our long-term
strategy, there are risks and uncertainties related to acquiring
companies. Such risks and uncertainties include:


 












































































  • 

Successfully identifying and completing transactions;
 
  • 

Difficulty in integrating acquired operations, technology and
products or realizing cost savings or other anticipated benefits
from integration;
 
  • 

Retaining customers and existing contracts;
 
  • 

Retaining the key employees of the acquired operation;
 
  • 

Potential disruption of our or the acquired company’s
ongoing business;
 
  • 

Unanticipated expenses related to integration; and
 
  • 

Potential unknown liabilities associated with the acquired
company.


 



In addition, if we were to undertake a substantial acquisition
for cash, the acquisition would likely need to be financed in
part through additional financing from banks, through public
offerings or private placements of debt or equity securities, or
other arrangements. This acquisition financing might decrease
our ratio of earnings to fixed charges and adversely affect
other leverage measures. There can be no assurance that the
necessary acquisition financing would be available to us on
acceptable terms if and when required. If we undertake an
acquisition by issuing equity securities or equity-linked
securities, the issued securities may have a dilutive effect on
the interests of the holders of our stock.


 




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10-K (2 sections)
Aug 6, 2008
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