Due diligence (DD) is the stage at which you will typically incur most time and cost in the process, and the stage at which the deal is at the greatest risk of derailing if not carefully managed. DD is the process whereby directors satisfy themselves that a proposed transaction is entered into after due and careful enquiry and that all relevant regulatory and legal requirements have been properly complied with. This usually includes accounting, tax, legal, HR and environmental considerations, as well as other factors specific and bespoke to the deal in hand.
We work with our clients to carefully develop DD procedures, and to provide assurance and reveal information around the risks identified. We give our clients confidence, facts and supporting evidence which is central to their decision to proceed, as well as being a key of the ongoing deal negotiation process.