DescriptionThis nuts-and-bolts guide examines all aspects of an M&A due diligence--from coming to the decision to acquire a company, to who should be on the due diligence team, to the actual process and the final report and post-closing follow up. It advocates a focus on both risk mitigation and shareholder value creation, and emphasizes a holistic approach that spans from planning to post-acquisition integration. The tentative contents is: (1) Introduction; (2) Planning for value creation: growth strategy; (3) Engagement and pursuit; (4) Preparing for due diligence; (5) Validation of value: performing due diligence; (6) Assessment of due diligence results; (7) Optimizing value: post diligence negotiation; (8) Extracting value: post-transaction integration.
About the Authors.
PART ONE: Planning.
CHAPTER 1: Introduction.
CHAPTER 2: Planning for Value Creation: Growth Strategy.
CHAPTER 3: Implementing the Growth Strategy.
PART TWO: Investigation.
CHAPTER 4: Preparing for Due Diligence.
CHAPTER 5: Conducting the Due Diligence Review.
CHAPTER 6: Reporting on Due Diligence: Deliverables and Decisions.
PART THREE: Execution.
CHAPTER 7: Optimizing Value: Translating Due Diligence Findings into Action.
CHAPTER 8: Integration: Extracting Value and Mitigating Risk.
APPENDIX: What Is the Premerger Notification Program: An Overview.