Due Diligence Services
Due diligence services for research and acquisitions
Expertise in implementing corporate due diligence processes, carrying out deeper investigation when needed including forensic analysis, dark web searches and open source intelligence. Our expert team of investigators are experienced in carrying out covert DD during acquisition processes or when entering a new marketplace. A program of steps to gaining intelligence can be tailored to the specific circumstances.
Corporate Advisory Due Diligence
Corporate acquisitions go through a process of due diligence, usually embracing commercial, legal and finance due diligence (“DD”). We are experienced in carrying out DD exercises and also at receiving and responding to DD enquiries locally or cross border, supported by our translations division where acquisitions involve different languages.
Depending on the sums involved, deeper due diligence may be necessary. The numbers and legal documents may read well but what are the relationships through the supply chain? Are there any key staff which may not have been identified? Does the management team have day to day control or is the owner still the key person, even if operating from a remote location?
Our investigation colleagues are experienced in carrying out covert DD during acquisition processes to mitigate risk and help you safely implement your investment strategy. A programme of steps to gaining intelligence can be tailored to the specific circumstances.
Standard Outsourced Due Diligence
Data rooms are largely cloud based or on secure access servers so much work can be carried out without a need to be in any particular location
Acquisitions: Preparation of tailored DD questionnaires for accountants who may not have the resources to deal with a client acquisition. Managing information received from target companies by scrutinizing the financials, examining the debt load and assessing litigation. Reporting accordingly after the DD process is undertaken.
Company sales: Preparing responses to DD issued to target companies, with a view to maximum valuation.
Mergers and Acquisitions
The owners of family businesses wanting to realise capital from their business, often after a lifetime’s work, need to prepare for a sale. Whether to a strategic investor or private equity investor, they need to be well organised, fully compliant with all laws and regulations, have their systems and procedures well documented. To maximise the valuation, companies need to prepare well and be ready for commercial, legal and financial due diligence. We can take you through the planning and process for sale, as well planning acquisitions where we carry out due diligence and deeper investigation when considered necessary, to help you apply risk mitigated investment strategies. Already based in five countries, our corporate advisory services are available for both domestic and cross border transactions.
UK Accounting and Tax
In a fast moving environment of ever changing laws and regulations, our professional services team provide all the services needed to establish and run your business in compliance with the law.
- Company formations
- Registration and ongoing compliance services for all taxes with HM Revenue and Customs and for financial regulated businesses, the Financial Conduct Authority
- Data entry, payroll processing and accounts production, with Companies House electronic filing
We have years of experience in helping companies build strategies for growth whilst complying with laws, and developing systems and procedures to meet various ISO standards. Many of our clients are family owned businesses through to larger operations with institutional finance.