Due diligence

Due diligence

We work with you to help you in your decision making processes by identifying the issues and giving you greater visibility around the financial and commercial outcomes of alternative solutions, whether you are looking at buying a business or selling your own.

We have the flexibility to respond to tight deadlines and can draw on the expertise of auditors and dedicated taxation consultants, as required.

The ultimate outcome of a due diligence engagement is a report detailing our findings, recommendations and guidance on whether to proceed with a proposed acquisition.

Supporting decision making

  • We can help you to understand the risks and benefits of a business acquisition before you commit to the purchase.
  • We will work with you to understand and define the scope of an engagement, which allows you to focus on the key issues, within your budget and timeframes.
  • We can help you with cash flow modelling and forecasting to determine whether the transaction under review is capable of providing the outcome you are expecting.
  • We can perform various sensitivity analyses to provide additional comfort around the financial consequences of macro-economic changes.

Providing piece of mind

  • Where you are looking at buying the assets of a business, we can help with a thorough review of inventory, fixed assets and working capital requirements to highlight any areas that may assist in your negotiations on price.
  • The purchase of shares in a company requires a wider scope, as you will be taking on all of the assets and liabilities of the Company, irrespective of whether these are disclosed in associated financial statements.
  • If you are selling a business, we can work with you on a ‘vendor due diligence’ program to ensure that you are fully prepared for purchaser inquiry when they undertake their due diligence process.
  • We can help you to determine and secure your funding requirements for a proposed transaction; and can review the draft sale and purchase agreement to determine consistency with our due diligence findings.
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