Due Diligence

The corporate sphere is becoming increasingly complex with every passing day. With compliance emerging as a crucial factor driving your existence, you can well understand the kind of importance advisory services command today. Establishments that are looking for new business opportunities always want complete disclosure from their target companies so that they can be comfortable regarding the business deal. This is applicable for all kinds of business deals such as mergers and acquisitions, equity investment, joint ventures, and debt financing. When you are associating with new companies – as well as their biggest decision-makers – it can lead to various kinds of risks. This includes the likes of the following:

  • Fraud
  • Data Fudging
  • Loss of reputation
  • Questioning by law enforcement agencies
  • Financial problems
  • Litigation
  • Forfeiting the business altogether
The importance of due diligence

If your business transactions have passed through a detailed process of due diligence it would ultimately be the most successful one as well. As a business, you have to determine how effective the processes, systems, infrastructure, and financial reporting of another company are. You also need to find out about areas where you may need to invest capital in the future. All this information is essential for your business. In the end, it would help your company create the highest possible value.

How can our team help you?

Due diligence remains integral to our portfolio. Our approach to work in this regard can best be described as pragmatic and proactive. We have tailored our work in such a way that we can mitigate the risks the best and provide you a lot more value than what you may have expected from us as part of the deal. We aim to offer you a great combination of responsive relations and exceptional service. This is how we deliver services that are cost-effective and relevant.

All our work in this regard is based on the best practices of the due diligence industry. Thanks to our due diligence work you can procure due information on and conduct background checks about specific targets such as entities and individuals. In the process, you’re duly apprised of the red flags as well. With our background check we can offer you a wide array of information such as the following:

  • Shareholding and ownership structure of a company
  • Authenticity of Key assumptions
  • Hidden Liabilities
  • Un realizable assets
  • Goodwill
  • Key personnel – Kay terms
  • Regulatory non-compliance
  • Litigations
  • Willful defaults
Areas on which we provide insights

As part of our due diligence work we provide insights on the following areas:

  • Revenue quality – here we identify the important aspects of a business entity
  • Tax positions – here we assess the risk areas and claims history
  • Earnings quality – here we ascertain how sustainable the entity’s earnings are
  • Disputes – here we look at cases that are still pending against the entity
  • Working capital – here we normalize keeping in mind one-off items and seasonality
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Net debt – here we estimate immediate outflows of cash
  • Background information
  • Contingent liabilities – here we summarize the most important areas where the entity is exposed
How can our services help you?

Our tax and financial due diligence services can help you at different stages of the investment life cycle. They may be enumerated as below:

  • Private equity due diligence
  • Vendor assistance
  • Buy-side due diligence
  • Financial due diligence
  • Vendor-initiated or sell-side due diligence
  • Commercial due diligence

Our private equity due diligence services are linked clearly to private equity firms. Hereby we look at how capable they are as a potential target for investment. Our buy-side due diligence services are connected to the requirements of our corporate clients. In these deals, they are the acquirers or purchasers. Our vendor-initiated or sell-side due diligence can be described as an independent and balanced service.

Here we look at various identified issues and take into account the comments and views of the management on the same. The main aim of these services is to make sure that prospective buyers can make the best possible decisions. As part of our vendor assistance services, we find out areas that can cause problems for businesses during processes such as exits. We also look at issues that can affect the value of a company at an initial stage. This helps our clients take the right kind of action needed to address such problems.

As part of the financial due diligence services we help you make the best possible decisions related to investment. These services have a clear link to the needs that you have as buyers. At the same time, they are suitable for the entities that are funding your business as well. Our commercial due diligence services are advice-based. They are robust and thoughtful too. We conduct both secondary and primary research along with quantitative analyses. For such work, we also focus on the most important issues that can affect the value of your organization.




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