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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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

How to Use a Document Management System for Due Diligence

An online Document Management System (DMS) is a repository of documents that can be organised to suit the needs of an organisation. A DMS is often used to replace the paper-based filing of an organisation and lends itself very well to being used for time-limited due diligence projects. A DMS is typically used by the […]

The Vital Role of Due Diligence

Information is key to the business world. The due diligence process is the way by which businesses can accumulate the necessary information to make the best investment decisions. The world of business has always rewarded the individuals and companies that carry out thorough due diligence on their transactions. Whether it is to buy a property, […]

If you are Buying a Company are you taking these Due Diligence Steps?

If you plan to buy a company, the due diligence process is probably the most important aspect of the entire transaction. Due diligence research and analysis ensures a buyer is confident in the true value of the company and how this relates to the price of the company for sale. Below are the major elements […]