Financial due diligence

Financial due diligence is one of the key tools used to support acquisition or financing transactions, ensuring that risks are identified, documented and addressed by stakeholders. Carried out well, this should be a valuable process helping all parties get the transaction done.

Our experienced transaction services team provides high quality due diligence services tailored to your needs. Our ultimate aim is to help you decide whether to invest and understand the impact of different pricing points, provide validation of your strategic plans and help you plan for integration success.

We look to add value throughout the transaction – from considering issues that might impact on the deal itself through to advising on post-deal operational challenges. 

The team can provide a range of buy and sell side due diligence services across a diverse range of sectors and geographies, working for a range of clients including private equity, corporate entities, banks, private individuals or a mixture of all of them.

We understand that each due diligence is different. Our response and our work is always tailored to ensure it best suits your needs and takes full advantage of our knowledge of and experience of the relevant markets. This will be influenced by whether you are looking to make that big platform deal, one off acquisition, a smaller bolt on or selling a part or all of a group.

The scope for a financial due diligence will typically focus on the key commercial drivers and validation of the maintainable EBITDA of the business as well as operation of the Company, balance sheet risks, cash flows and working capital requirements.

Our report will include our summary giving our opinions on the business and our findings which you can incorporate into the deal or post-transaction plans.

We can supplement our financial due diligence with full tax and IT due diligence to provide a complete package.

Our approach is representative of a hands-on approach from senior people in the team and continuous contact throughout the process – giving you the benefit of hearing our findings as they emerge and time to quickly address them with the vendor.