Due diligence

Our Transaction Services Team provide clear, concise due diligence reports for a wide variety of transactions across multiple sectors. Experienced in working to a tight timetable, we will agree the scope of the review at the outset and communicate with you every step of the way. We take great care to deliver reports that reflect your needs but at the same time remain objective. If we uncover critical issues, we bring these to your attention immediately, and work with you to evaluate the implications and assess how best to proceed.

Private Equity

When it comes to financial due diligence for Private Equity clients making UK investments, our track record speaks for itself.

For lower and mid-market Private Equity clients, we offer a leaner version of our standard service which focuses on a few key risk areas. Whatever the scope of work, we offer the same exceptional rigour and clear guidance, providing direct access to the senior team for every project.

Quote Icon The Azets Corporate Finance team struck a very good balance between myself, our team and the buyers, I would highly recommend their services”

Mark Hassell, Stockbridge Investments Limited

Acquisition due diligence

Acquisition due diligence provides you with reassurance about the business you are acquiring and helps to identify potential risks. Our due diligence reviews are tailored to each client’s particular requirements. However, we always aim to address several fundamental questions:

  • Are there any deal breakers?
  • Is the deal structured in the most appropriate way?
  • What are the underlying profits?
  • What are the underlying cash flows?
  • What working capital requirement exists?
  • Are projections achievable?
  • What are the tax consequences of the deal now and in the future?
  • Is pension funding an option?
  • Are there risks around employment and staffing matters?
  • What warranties and indemnities need to be secured?

Preparing for sale

Vendor due diligence is increasingly seen as an important factor in the successful sale of a business. It provides an independent assessment which can answer potential questions, reassure prospective buyers and help sellers identify risks early on in the process.

Our Transaction Services Team are highly experienced in preparing these reports. We understand issues from the vendors’ perspective but can also advise on what prospective buyers will be looking for. Our vendor due diligence service will:

  • Provide the vendor with a tool to further the selling process
  • Enable the vendor to address potential concerns before purchasers are involved
  • Ensure that potentially sensitive information is dealt with objectively

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