LOIs and NDAs signed. Now art meets science with the legal, financial and strategic review of the business.
How do you test the value proposition and identify potential risks? Select the best tools to streamline the process? And prepare for regulatory and legal compliance issues arising from legislation like FCPA? Learn what it takes to avoid pitfalls that plague even the most experienced due diligence experts.
In this webinar, Andrew compares the due diligence process in M&A to dating, “Some people like to disclose everything on a first date, most of us reveal information about ourselves on a phased basis as we get to know the other party. The due diligence process in M&A is more akin to that, as long as you’re not withholding information that would change the nature of the transaction.” Transparency and openness are keys to conducting successful due diligence. Sherman adds, “Those who are successful in due diligence leave their ego at the door.”
Listen to the rest of Andrew’s webinar to hear more of his due diligence best practices, how to avoid surprises and common mistakes, analyzing business issues in due diligence and how data rooms are playing a role in the due diligence process.
Andrew J. Sherman, Author and Partner at Jones Day
Andrew Sherman focuses his practice on issues affecting business growth for companies at all stages, including developing strategies to leverage intellectual property and technology assets, as well as international corporate transactional and franchising matters.
He has served as a legal and strategic advisor to dozens of Fortune 500 companies and hundreds of emerging growth companies. He has represented U.S. and international clients from early stage, rapidly growing start-ups, to closely held franchisors and middle market companies, to multibillion dollar international conglomerates. He also counsels on issues such as franchising, licensing, joint ventures, strategic alliances, capital formation, distribution channels, technology development, and mergers and acquisitions.
Andrew has written 17 books on the legal and strategic aspects of business growth, franchising, capital formation, and the leveraging of intellectual property. He also has published many articles on similar topics and is a frequent keynote speaker at business conferences, seminars, and webinars. He has appeared as a guest commentator on CNN, NPR, and CBS News Radio, among others, and has been interviewed on legal topics by The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Forbes, U.S. News & World Report, and other publications.
Andrew serves as an adjunct professor in the M.B.A. programs at the University of Maryland and Georgetown University and is a multiple recipient of the University of Maryland at College Park’s Krowe Excellence in Teaching Award.