Due Diligence Services

Most people will associate due diligence services with large scale Mergers & Acquisitions and perhaps one of the big 4 accounting firms will spring to mind. The truth is that due diligence is required by companies of all types and sizes.

Small and medium-sized enterprises frequently enter into strategic relationships as well as downright acquire or merge with other companies. In most cases, these transactions and contractual engagements are not part of the day-to-day operations of the business and the know-how required of the process may not be in-house.

Performing due diligence on a product, service or business is a vital step when companies are acquiring other business, establishing long-term strategic relationships or forming joint-ventures. Yet, in most cases, competence with regards to the due diligence process is not available within the management teams of small and medium-sized enterprises.

When finding a partner that can deliver Due Diligence Services, it is vital to find a partner that fits the needs of your company.

What is a Due Diligence process? 

Due diligence is the investigation that a business or person is expected to take before entering into an agreement or contract with another party. In most cases, Due diligence is a voluntary investigation performed on behalf of the buyer.

There are different types of due diligence processes, which each apply to different scenarios: 
  • Administrative DD
  • Financial DD
  • Asset DD
  • Human Resources DD
  • Environmental DD
  • Tax DD
  • Intellectual property DD
  • Legal DD
  • Customer DD
  • Strategic Fit DD

What are Due Diligence Services?

The due diligence services required will depend on the kind of transaction or contractual arrangement being established. These can be, but are not limited to:
  • Complete company acquisition
  • Partial acquisition of a shareholding
  • Investment/disinvestment
  • Financing/credit check
  • Other major business processes, e.g. auditing of existing business relations, structures, activities
  • Fairness opinion for purchases

How much does Due Diligence cost? 

Naturally, the cost of due diligence services will depend on the intensity and scope of the required types of investigation. In most European and North-American countries, you should expect an hourly rate ranging anywhere from $80-$300.

Accounting Major is a network of financial consultants that has international experience in M&A and Joint Venture transactions. We help Small and Medium-sized Enterprises through the transaction process.

For more information and proposals, contact us.

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