Due Diligence

Course Overview

Due Diligence Training course clarifies the goals and methodology of a due diligence investigation and identifies the procedure post-acquisition of organizations and businesses. Due diligence can never eliminate risk completely but it will decrease the level of surprise post-acquisition. Practical advice is given on standards, strategies and techniques of due diligence and the different goals in the process of due diligence, covering business, financial and legal due diligence, and the more particular areas of investigation.

Course Objectives

  • To have clear understanding of the process of due diligence with and without external lawyers and consultants
  • To have knowledge of the best practices for diversity of due diligence subsets
  • To ensure that a detailed due diligence report is being delivered and enabling the decision makers to reach the best conclusion

Course Content

Introduction

  • Overview of due diligence
  • Understand purpose of due diligence audit
  • Due diligence framework
  • Due diligence types, its audits and comparison
  • Role of human resource, culture and reputational due diligence
  • Significance of planning
  • Fraud investigation and forensic accounting
  • Best practice report of due diligence

Due Diligence Preparation 

  • Due diligence agreements, rights and obligations
  • Agreements of confidentiality
  • Security arrangements, document preparation and logistics

Contracts, Legal Obligations and Finance 

  • Financial security, insurance and leases,
  • Customer contracts and supplier contracts

Valuation

  • Business valuation for Due Diligence
  • Valuation models and application
  • Data and materials for valuation

Technology Due Diligence

  • The need for technology due diligence
  • Approaching and assignment
  • Case study examples

Course Methodology

The training is going to be highly interactive combination of lectures, group discussions, questionnaires, individual reflections, role plays, simulations and videos.

Target Audience

Due Diligence Training is designed for CFOs, managers responsible for mergers and acquisition, due diligence, legal affairs of private equity firms, large corporations, banks, technology law firms, in-house legal information counsels and development restructuring firms.

Duration

2 Days (08:30–14:30) with appropriate breaks for tea/refreshments and lunch.

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