Acquisitions

They Were Acquired ... and Then the Buyer Went Bust

The apparel startup Richer Poorer thought it had found the perfect deal, but then everything went wrong.
They Were Acquired ... and Then the Buyer Went Bust
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The apparel startup Richer Poorer thought it had found the perfect deal: A fast-growing e-commerce brand wanted to buy it, offering an influx of cash and resoures while leaving the founders in control. But after the deal went through, a nightmare scenario folded: The new parent company started to collapse.

Related: How 3 Entrepreneurs Started on the Fast Track

In this episode of Problem Solvers, hosted by senior editor Stephanie Schomer, we learn how Richer Poorer's founders put the wheels in motion to get out -- and saved their company just in time.

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