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Due diligence

Undertaking a due diligence process is essential to ensure your transaction delivers real value to your business, your shareholders and your bottom line.
Confidence in business decisions

Whether you’re a corporate entity, private equity firm or an individual, it’s important to ensure your acquisition delivers real business and financial benefits while enhancing shareholder value. Having taken into account the inherent value of the business, other bidders, potential synergies and the capacity to fund the acquisition, you want to acquire the target at the right price, based on an understanding of its existing obligations, financial health and strategic position.

Our due diligence process will help you interrogate financial, commercial and operational assumptions, rate the level of risk involved in the transaction, explore strategies to address risks or make adjustments, as well as recommending when to walk away from an unsuitable deal.

The value of due diligence 

For buyers:

  • Understand revenue and earnings drivers, as well as risks
  • Identify a company’s obligations, both known and unknown, and the impact on future performance and cashflows
  • Uncover issues early with the opportunity to reassess, modify and proceed, or exit  
  • Opportunity to de-risk a deal
  • Understand the level of gearing that a company can withstand 

For vendors:

  • Provide bidders with comfort and assurances
  • Reduce business disruption and ensure smooth transfer to new owners 
  • Secure a higher price for your business 
  • Manage the timing, pace and process of the sale
How can we help?

Our team of specialists can assist with due diligence for: 

  • Financial matters
  • Taxation
  • Commercial transactions
  • HR matters
  • IT matters
  • Cybersecurity

Our experts

Kieran Wallis

Kieran Wallis



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Michael Sonego

Michael Sonego



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Scott Edden

Scott Edden


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Scott Whiddett

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