Whether you are looking to expand your business through acquisition, dispose of your business ahead of retirement or are looking for additional finance, a carefully considered due diligence exercise will identify any concerns, and provide transactional insights that will be invaluable in the negotiation process.
In our competitive economic climate, where the ramifications of poor decisions can be felt long after the ink has dried on the contract, the costs of failing to undertake due diligence can soon escalate and impact the sustainability of your business. Having completed numerous transactions on buy as well as sell side, our team can agree the scope of work, plan and execute the due diligence exercise that will prove essential in your decision making process.
Vendor Due Diligence
If you are looking to sell your business in the short to medium term, preparation is key. Undertaking an independent assessment of your business prior to taking it to market is central to maximising the value of your company. An early review of your business, its risks, its controls and the identification of any unforeseen liabilities will enable those matters to be rectified prior to sale. Not only will this provide a level of comfort as to the value being sought, but it will also minimise disruption throughout the deal process if such issues are addressed upfront.
Acquisition Due Diligence
With so many factors to consider when acquiring a new business, commissioning a due diligence report will prove invaluable and should be high on your list of priorities. Not only will it identify any risks associated with the target company, it will cement your commercial rationale for the proposed acquisition. Additionally, it will also provide negotiating power throughout the deal process as well as providing a platform for post-acquisition integration.