Due Diligence

Due Diligence

The due diligence process is complex and highly structured. If diligence isn’t conducted properly, it can cause an enormous amount of stress for everyone involved. This is where the virtual data room comes in. If you’re new to M&A, think of...

No one brings their business to market without expecting some deep digging due diligence by potential bidders. It’s an essential part of the buying process. But sellers need to recognize due diligence isn’t only a tool for buyers, it’s a crucial...

No one brings their business to market without expecting some deep digging due diligence by potential bidders. It’s an essential part of the buying process. But sellers need to recognize due diligence isn’t only a tool for buyers, it can be...

It’s looking like a fiery year for global cross-border deal-making. Acquirers have proposed or announced a staggering 5,041 cross-border deals already this year at a value of $1.17 trillion according to data from Bloomberg Law. That number is already higher than...

In a bid to be more efficient and expend less brain power the mind has developed cognitive biases. Simply put, these are essentially lazy assistants that often filter out the details and funnel us into habitual thinking. Biologically speaking, it’s a...

Reverse or vendor due diligence is a great strategy for sell-side businesses to perform, allowing them to correct or modify issues prior to exit.
IT Due Diligence: Advice for the CIO

After a record-setting year in 2013, the pace of US law firm mergers carries on unabated, with 22 deals announced as of April 2014. So with potential merger activity in your firm's future, how does IT best prepare?

The focus of M&A is often on closing a deal, not the related costs of doing so. However, these costs can add up. What are the most wasteful costs during M&A, and what should you definitely not skimp on?

Bidding for the Olympics isn’t all that different to the deal-making process. Olympic officials must evaluate each city's offering, just like an M&A deal.

Despite five deals announced in February worth $91 billion, Q1 2013 was not a booming quarter for M&A activity. Though deal value was around 10 percent higher than Q1 2012, it was still 26 percent lower than Q1 2011. Deal volume...