Financial Due Diligence

A critical step in the acquisition or sale process. It provides an independent assessment of the business from which a potential investor or funder is able to inform their decision.

Our report addresses your requirements in a clear, concise format.

The investigation is conducted by our Transaction Services Team lead by Dan Nixon, which has extensive experience in a wide variety of transactions across multiple sectors. Our report addresses your requirements in a clear concise format, highlighting fundamental concerns and providing professional opinions.

We appreciate the importance of working to a tight timetable which is why we ensure regular two-way communication and agree the scope of the review at the outset. We take great care to deliver reports that reflect the client's 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

The Transaction Services Team are experts in advising Private Equity on investments in to UK assets. See our track record here.

Whilst we offer a full scope due diligence service, our ability to be flexible with our Scope of Work addressing only key areas when required has proved to be a popular approach with our lower/mid-market Private Equity clients. We invest the time up front to undertake key risk areas and learn about the commercial aspect of every business we due diligence. We provide direct access to the senior team and expertise on each engagement.

Acquisition Due Diligence

Acquisition due diligence provides you with reassurance about the business you are acquiring and helps to identify potential risks. The scope of a due diligence review is based on your 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 to be an important factor in the successful sale of a business. It provides an independent assessment which can answer potential questions and reassure prospective buyers. Vendor due diligence can help sellers identify risks early on in the process.

Our Transaction Services Team are well versed in preparing these reports. We understand issues from the vendors perspective but are also able to advise on what prospective buyers will be looking for.

Vendor Due Diligence

  • 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

Some of our most recent Financial Due Diligence transactions

Contact Us

If you're looking to get in touch with us to discuss how we can help your business taking the next steps please don't hesitate to call us or drop us an email. Our offices contact details are available below.

London, UK - London Bridge Office

45 King William Street, London,

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7234 3403

Hampshire, UK - Winchester Office

Athenia House, 10-14 Andover Road
Winchester, SO23 7BS

Tel: +44 (0) 1962 852 263

Kent, UK - Maidstone Office

Globe House, Eclipse Park, Sittingbourne Road
Maidstone Kent, ME14 3EN

Tel: +44 (0) 1622 690 666

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