Due Diligence

Successful transactions – added value instead of viewing things through the lens of risk

“Look before you leap” is good advice – especially when it comes to corporate transactions! After all, no one wants any unpleasant surprises after the fact.

No two transactions are alike. Each has its own specific criteria on both the buyer and seller sides. Keeping track of everything is a huge challenge, and one you shouldn’t have to tackle alone. If you don’t ask the right questions at this stage and identify sensitive aspects and tricky areas, the risks increase. Professional planning and preparation are needed here if you are to safeguard your future.

A comprehensive business analysis prepared ahead of time gives you the best basis for price negotiations and for assessing risks and profit opportunities. You should also keep the areas of risk minimisation and structuring-related topics in mind. Avoid scheduling and budget overruns with proactive project management. Consider how to incorporate your newly acquired company into the consolidated financial statements for the first time. How a transaction or internal restructuring within the group will affect your company in accounting and financial terms. And what an optimum purchase agreement would have to involve.

Expert support is needed when it comes to minimising your risk as a business while maximising your added value. Ideally, you should seek out this kind of assistance in the very first planning phase. You can always count on the combined skill and expertise of our experienced adviser teams of legal and business specialists. We can support you in all matters of law and business administration, making sure you have optimum conditions for a successful transaction.

Overview of our services:

  • Financial due diligence
  • Tax due diligence
  • Project management during the transaction process
  • Purchase price allocations
  • Preparing and advising on purchase agreements
  • Transaction accounting