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Due diligence

Buy side due diligence

In scenarios where the target is already identified we aid the buyer or relevant party in conducting either comprehensive or limited scope due diligence to identify crucial issues for the transaction. Subsequently, we collaborate with you to steer the transaction process, ensuring that your procedures and negotiations are successfully concluded to your satisfaction.


Some of the common questions as preparation for due diligence of the target company:

  1. What are the underlying earnings?

  2. What are the key growth drivers?

  3. How is the development of the profitability?

  4. Will the projections be realised?

  5. Are the historical capex sufficient for the future?

  6. Are the assets correctly valued?

  7. What is the working capital requirement?

  8. What is the quality of historical cash flows?

  9. What is the net debt and working capital position on Effective Date?

  10. Is management available post deal? Is any professionalisation required?


Due diligence findings have a direct impact on the assessment of the target company's operations and the structuring of the purchase price

Sell side (vendor) due diligence

When a company is either on the market for sale or intends to divest one of its divisions, it becomes crucial to provide potential buyers with a detailed independent report validating its financial position. 


Vendor due diligence simplifies the process, reduces timeline and demands, gives control over the process and enhances the value and reputation of the seller.


Some of the common questions as preparation for vendor due diligence:

  1. What are the main drivers for growth and financial performance?

  2. Quality and sustainability of historical EBITDA? Underlying earnings?

  3. Development of current trading and current year out-turn?

  4. What separation/carve out issues may arise?

  5. Is historical CAPEX sufficient for future developments?

  6. What are the working capital requirements?

  7. What are the cash flow characteristics of the business?

  8. Assets materially overstated or liabilities materially understated?

  9. What is the net debt and working capital situation at completion?

  10. Key (trade) customers and suppliers. Is there any reliance?

  11. What are the risks and up-sides?

  12. Robustness of financial information. Can it be relied upon?


The purpose of the Vendor due diligence report is to respond to potential customer inquiries in a timely manner, in order to speed up the process and create credibility.


Hiring a professional enables smooth business continuity for key personnel.

Other purposes

Due diligence of a company, business unit, or specific assets can be conducted for any other purpose, and we will tailor the scope of the due diligence according to your needs.

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