When sensitive information leaks during a transaction process, it’s uncomfortable at best—and disruptive to the deal at worst. Company leaders should do everything they can to avoid leaks while creating a strategic plan to execute if they occur.

The following article is a primer for business owners to understand how to avoid leaks, how they might emerge, and how to handle them. It details three common scenarios:

  • When there are signs of a possible leak
  • When signs of a leak are clearer
  • When media coverage appears imminent