We provide due diligence services that cover a wide realm of contract agreements such as buy-sell agreements, legal agreements, company structure, deal structure, and tax structure.
Our due diligence services often uncover major weaknesses in existing agreements that would cause the parties to carry unnecessary financial and legal risk.
Our due diligence service also covers the intangible such as culture, philosophy, management, ownership motivations, and complexities.
If you’ve ever watched a successful company fail after being acquired, you have to ask what went wrong and could it have been prevented? The first question is would the successful company have failed had it not been acquired? Often times the only questions asked are an attempt to find a scapegoat. Who’s to blame for what went wrong?
The real problem is that everyone buys into the numbers and the deal structure, and very seldom do the purchasers spend real time looking at culture, philosophy of management, and remaining owners.
How do you really learn what makes a company tick when internal cultures are normally as fragile as the sum of the egos involved?