"How can you be sure you are buying the company you think you are? Are you sure it is as good as the seller says? How can you be certain unexpected costs and obligations will not suddenly appear once you are the owner and responsible for them? How best can you arm yourself for the negotiations? Have you worked out precisely what you are going to do with it once it is yours? How do you set the priorities for change to recoup the premium you have paid for it? The answer to all these questions, and many more, lies with effective due diligence. Due diligence is one of the most important but least well understood aspects of the acquisition process. It is not, as many believe, a chore to be left to the accountants and lawyers. To get the best from it, due diligence has to be properly planned and professionally managed. This book is a comprehensive manual on getting due diligence right. It is a uniquely comprehensive guide, covering all aspects of the process from financial, legal and commercial due diligence right through to environmental and intellectual property due diligence. There are also useful chapters on working with advisers and managing due diligence projects. It also includes a number of checklists to help ensure that the right questions are asked."--Provided by publisher.
First published 2003 by Gower Publishing.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages -280).
Formatted Contents Note
chapter 1 Introduction chapter 2 How to structure a due diligence programme chapter 3 Working with advisers chapter 4 Financial due diligence chapter 5 Legal due diligence chapter 6 Commercial due diligence chapter 7 Human Resources due diligence chapter 8 Management due diligence chapter 9 Pensions due diligence chapter 10 Tax due diligence chapter 11 Environmental due diligence chapter 12 IT & production technology due diligence chapter 13 Technology due diligence chapter 14 Intellectual property due diligence chapter 15 Antitrust due diligence chapter 16 Insurance and risk management due diligence.