Financial Due Diligence
Due diligence is a precautionary process that reduces transaction risk by collecting and analyzing the material facts of the other party in a business transaction. This enables buyers, investors, lenders, partners and other potential stakeholders to a transaction to fully assess the risk of a transaction.
Our services in this area include financial due diligence as well as the preparation of operating budgets, credible forecasts, business integration recommendations and business assessments. Areas analyzed by us include:
Quality of reporting earnings and cash flow
Quality of record keeping and accounting systems
Appropriateness of accounting policies and procedures
Quality of collateral to secure the transaction
Potential for off-book assets and liabilities
Quality of internal controls and management routines
Projections of future financial performance
We are uniquely qualified to analyze commercial and financial information with a high standard of care and attention to potential risk. We have developed our expertise through actual transaction experience and by providing forensic accounting services related to countless disputes over failed transactions. We have converted this experience from the back end to a front end due diligence practice that is national in scope. We approach every assignment with an investigative mentality and we communicate our findings in detailed, concise reports.