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Vendor due diligence

Vendor initiated due diligence is at the heart of maximising value, minimising disruption and avoiding late surprises during a sale process.

Involvement of our vendor due diligence teams at the initial stage of the sale process assists our clients in achieving a fully priced and clean exit.

We offer vendor assistance up to a year before a planned transaction to consider whether a business is ready for disposal, identifying key areas requiring separation and also areas of vulnerability which can impact value. We help come up with solutions to address these.

In addition, we provide support through the sale process, working closely with our clients’ other advisors (for example, in relation to the sale and purchase agreements) to protect value and manage risk. We recommend commercial and contractual remedies to challenges identified during the vendor due diligence process.

A robust, independent and credible report

Our sell side specialists, working alongside company management and their advisers, will provide bidders with a high quality, independent and focused due diligence report on the business to be sold.

Our extensive experience working on a large number of transactions across a broad range of industries provides us with deep insight into the differing and stringent requirements of both corporate and private equity bidders, and their financiers. This ensures that all bidders are in possession of the information necessary for them to bid with confidence, maximising the value that the client achieves from the disposal.

For further information about vendor due diligence, please contact a member of our Transaction services team in your location.

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