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5 reasons for a Due Diligence Checklist

5 reasons why you should use a due diligence checklist when buying a business When you’re buying a company, it’s important to do your due diligence. This means completing a thorough investigation of the company and its financials. A due diligence checklist can help you make sure that you don’t miss any important steps during […]

How to Do Due Diligence Before a Company Sale

Sellers of a business need to do a lot to prepare for the sale. Along with looking for the right buyer, they should begin planning for the due diligence process well before they list the business for sale. This can help make sure they’re prepared once they do find a buyer, as everything can move […]

What is Financial Reporting?

In just about any industry, financial reporting will be crucial. This is the disclosure of the business’s finances and related information and is usually given to management as well as stakeholders. The financial reporting covers how the business is performing, usually on a quarterly or annual basis. There is certain information that needs to be […]

A Guide to Strategic Due Diligence

While due diligence may not be the most exciting topic, being able to evaluate and understand a potential partner, buyer, or acquisition is important to all growing companies. A virtual dataroom supports companies within these processes. The three primary categories of due diligence are legal, financial, and strategic. Although they have traditionally been distinct, an effective […]

Have You Considered These 3 Factors in a Company Valuation ?

There are many ways to arrive at a company valuation. Popular methods of valuing a company (or business) include reviewing the health of the balance sheet, analysing an accounting measure such as EBITDA or calculating a value based on market share. While purely financial calculations are important, there are other considerations that influence a company […]

The 8 key reports you must make available to potential buyers of your business

If you are looking to sell your business or are acting on behalf of a business owner who wishes to sell, you no doubt understand the importance of the correct disclosure of your company information. The due diligence process offers buyers the opportunity to review documents and ask relevant questions of the current business owner. […]

5 Mistakes to Avoid During the Post Merger Integration Process

Acquiring other companies for geographic and product expansion or merging with equal competitors are the most common strategies to increase corporate growth. However, the majority of M&A (merger and acquisitions) do not succeed. Public and private investors typically point to flawed due diligence and poor strategies, but another element is often overlooked: an absence of […]

Discover the Importance of Due Diligence

The business world relies on the due diligence process on such a regular basis that it is often taken for granted. However, it is worth reminding ourselves of the important role due diligence plays and how it helps companies make well informed decisions. A Definition of Due Diligence The term “Due Diligence” is used in […]

The Business Exchange Marketplace – A World of Opportunity

Each day, businesses are bought and sold using a business exchange. Both the sellers and buyers of businesses benefit from having a central place to evaluate potential deals and transactions. This need for a centralised marketplace, alongside an increased use and trust of the Internet, has seen the growth of online business exchanges across the […]

Letter of Intent: A Vital Tool in the Formal Negotiation Process

Business transactions tend to be surrounded by a number of questions and concerns, particularly in the case of mergers and acquisitions. Either party involved would be remiss to jump headlong into such a situation without some level of planning and negotiation. At the same time, neither wants to be legally bound to the other party’s […]