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We’re not afraid to ask the hard questions

Due diligence involves identifying and assessing risks associated with a prospective business purchase, in order to make an informed decision as to whether you will proceed with the transaction and, if so, on what terms.

We provide thorough, independent due diligence for business-buying clients, and assist sellers with vendor due diligence, which involves being prepared with likely information requirements prior to initiating a sale process.

If you don’t feel comfortable asking for sensitive information, engage an experienced advisor to do it for you – you need that information.

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Commercial due diligence

This may include: property/premises; P&E; inventory; systems and processes; employees; customers and market segments; products and services; suppliers; business IP and other assets; market trends and issues; contracts and agreements.

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Financial due diligence

This may include: financial performance; future maintainable earnings (FME); debtors; creditors; work in progress; salaries and wages; employee entitlements; guarantees and bonds; pre-payments; taxation and superannuation obligations.

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Legal due diligence

This may include: insurance, claims and warranties; patents, trademarks and business names; ATO and other statutory audits, risks and payments; unrealised legal claims/risks; transfer of employee entitlements; contract terms, conditions including vendor warranties and indemnities.

“James could ask questions I would have felt uncomfortable asking. This meant if [the vendors] weren’t happy about the question, they were unhappy with the consultant, not necessarily with me.”

Craig Doorey, Director and Head of Accounting, Sales and Engineering, Satake Australia
Services provided: business valuation; purchase negotiations; business purchase due diligence

Looking for thorough, independent due diligence support?