15 videos – 5 hours 14 minutes
Due diligence can never eliminate risk but, methodically undertaken, it will reduce the level of surprise post acquisition. This course explains the objectives and procedures of a thorough due diligence investigation relating to the acquisition of companies and businesses.
Practical advice is given on the fundamental principles, techniques and procedures of a due diligence exercise and on the different objectives in the due diligence process, covering commercial, financial and legal due diligence and also the more specialised areas of investigation.
The roles and obligations of the financial advisers, reporting accountants and solicitors involved in a due diligence investigation are separately examined with emphasis on examples of problems that might arise as a result of inadequacies in the extent of the due diligence process.
Commercial Due Diligence for Buying and Selling Companies
Full list of videos for this course
- Video 01: Introduction – Background
- Video 02: Application of Due Diligence – When And How Much?
- Video 03: Initial Evaluation of the Target – What Approach?
- Video 04: Warranties or Due Diligence? – Why Both Are Essential
- Video 05: Personnel & Organisation – Core Due Diligence Team
- Video 06: Commercial Due Diligence – General Considerations & Objectives
- Video 07: Commercial Due Diligence – The Target’s Ability to Compete
- Video 08: Commercial Due Diligence – Analyse The Operational Risk
- Video 09: Commercial Due Diligence – Test The Results
- Video 10: Legal Due Diligence – Lawyers’ Responsibilities
- Video 11: Financial Due Diligence – Commercial Objectives
- Video 12: Financial Due Diligence – Assess The Culture
- Video 13: Financial Due Diligence – Indicators of Potential Fraud
- Video 14: Specialist Due Diligence – Overview
- Video 15: Financial Due Diligence – Accountant’s Report