Monthly Archives: March 2013

Validating the Equity Story

The main reason for acquiring a company is to create value. Potential acquirers must believe that they can reasonably quickly make transformations to the acquired business that will significantly enhance its value* – plus covering the fairly significant transaction costs that will be incurred. For financial investors, this is a basic fact of life: their

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What is Commercial Due Diligence?

Commercial Due Diligence (CDD) is the independent, expert appraisal of some or all of the ‘commercial’ elements of an acquisition target. “Commercial” here usually spans most aspects of the business outside of financial and legal issues. CDD may be undertaken purely for the potential investors: to reassure them that the descriptions given by the vendors,

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