About Due Diligence of Company
The process of due diligence is one in which the buyer aims to confirm the accuracy of the seller’s claims. A potential M&A deal involves several types of due diligence.
Due diligence of a company is usually performed before a business sale, private equity investment, bank loan funding, etc. In the due diligence process, the financial, legal and compliance aspects of the company are usually reviewed and documented.
Due diligence is an extremely extensive process undertaken by an acquiring firm in order to thoroughly and completely assess the target company’s business, assets, capabilities, and financial performance. There may be as many as 20 or more angles of a due diligence analysis.
The first step is to decide the terms of the engagement between the parties. A Non-disclosure agreement must then be signed.
The next step would be operational due diligence i.e. to measure the operational data and information about the business. This is followed by further due diligence including financial and legal due diligence, which includes validating and documenting regulatory data, financial statements and other information.
Finally, information regarding the previous due diligence processes must be reported to the buyer and/or the seller.