This Due Diligence in Corporate Finance course is an introduction to due diligence for buyers and users of due diligence reports. It addresses the purpose of due diligence, the range of areas that may be subject to due diligence investigation, and how due diligence fits in to M&A and capital markets transactions.
This course can be presented in-house via live webinar.
The trainer has worked for over thirty years in corporate finance and equity capital markets, completing transactions for clients from over thirty countries in Europe, the Americas and Asia Pacific. He is an experienced commissioner, recipient, reader and user of due diligence reports.
Due diligence is, more than ever, central to transactions. If it were ever a box‐ticking exercise, it certainly is not one now. Even on a small to medium sized transaction (£20million or so) due diligence costs can exceed £500,000. Buyers know they need due diligence, but do they know how to get best value for it? A well-informed buyer will think hard about where due diligence should focus, and the scope of the diligence services it needs.
The main advisers ‐ financial and legal ‐ on transactions have a role to play too. The importance of directing the due diligence enquiries, and correctly interpreting the findings, goes to the heart of any deal. Good advice to the client will add value and help ensure a successful outcome.
For their part, many diligence providers have a high sense of commercial awareness. They welcome the chance to discuss key findings with their clients and are consistently trying to make their reports commercially focused, feeding directly to the value of a transaction.
The Due Diligence in Corporate Finance course is therefore designed to help clients and their advisers to understand how to approach the due diligence aspects of a transaction. It is no substitute for the role of diligence professionals, but it will give attendees a better understanding of what due diligence entails, how to engage with diligence providers, and how to manage the due diligence process. Starting with an explanation of due diligence itself, the course considers how due diligence is procured, tours the growing range of areas covered by due diligence, and concludes by explaining how the due diligence findings link in to other areas of a transaction.
There will be a strong emphasis on practical, real‐world issues throughout, with key messages and learning points underpinned by examples from the trainer’s extensive experience.
The Due Diligence in Corporate Finance course is designed for those who may need to use due diligence in the course of these work, with particular reference to mergers, acquisitions and related financings. We will cover:
The intention is to develop understanding, awareness and sophistication on the part of due diligence buyers and users.
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