Any business involved in an acquisition wants to ensure that the financial information they have is as accurate as possible to prevent paying too much or receiving too little. In addition, the quality of the information a seller can provide to a potential buyer will help smooth the acquisition process and ultimately allow the parties to reach a mutually beneficial agreement. Financial due diligence can also help the buyer to focus attention on the factors that are critical to making the acquisition a success in the long run.
By allowing us to identify the critical financial issues early, the buyer has more confidence in negotiating the sales price and the terms of the sale. Conversely, we can help identify strengths, critical success factors and areas for improvement for sellers. This information is a powerful tool for a seller in emphasizing the value of its business to potential buyers and, if completed before talking with potential buyers, allows the seller to fix any critical issues before negotiations begin.