In observance of daylight savings time and the Thanksgiving holiday, I am officially setting my scales back 10 pounds. After Thursday and a traditional Italian gravy meat feast two day later, I can say with all certainty that Sports Illustrated will not be contacting me for their annual swimsuit edition.
The annual gobble-fest also marks what I like to call the final lap of our M&A season, as our deals in progress try and close out prior to the onset of a new and grueling tax season.
Many of our clients often assume the look of a contestant who is stumped on Final Jeopardy when I explain to them that the period leading up to 1040 filings is often our busiest of the year.
And on the surface it does sound counter-intuitive. Why would anyone want to place the added burden of completing a merger on top of all the season-related issues – i.e. extra staff, new regulations, software license renewals etc.?
But consider this.