Due diligence research is the set of services investigations carried out on a company to find out its existence, value, reputation, internal structure, and any other key information that interests a potential buyer or investor. It is a very frequent service requested in mergers and acquisitions, purchase of shares, etc., where the main objective is to reduce the risk of the purchase or investment through a technical-legal investigation. A due diligence report allows corporate governance and Decision-makers to identify and quantify risk factors.
The objectives pursued by a Due Diligence services investigation are multiple and diverse, as they cover legal, commercial, reputational and very important general matters that are exclusive of interest to the investor. In this summary we include the most frequent objectives:
We can make a very long list of the objectives of a Due Diligence investigation. Each investigation has a different motive, different needs, in different industries, different countries, different languages, and must be adapted to the specific need of each client.
When planning a due diligence investigation, the consultant must take into account geographic factors, legal issues, jurisdiction, and the customer’s specific risk appetite or need. With these concepts, it is possible to design a personalized investigation that can fully satisfy the client’s needs, without incurring unnecessary time and money.
Due Diligence service is a very effective tool to retrieve key information that allows the top management of the company to make strategic decisions, neutralize risks or threats, and minimize the margin of loss.
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