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Checklists for Due Diligence

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ISBN13: 9780566088629
Published: June 2008
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback & CD-ROM
Price: £45.00



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If you are buying a company how can you be sure you are buying the business you think you are?Are you sure it is as good as the seller says?How can you be certain unexpected costs and obligations will not suddenly appear once you are the owner and responsible for them?How best can you arm yourself for the negotiations?

Designed to help you make your due diligence process as smooth and effective as possible, this collection of checklists by acknowledged expert, Peter Howson, will ensure you manage the risk aspects of any acquisition. The author takes you through the due diligence process itself from legal, financial and commercial to employment and IT, and guides you through the collection. Each checklist includes a short introduction that enables you to make the best use of the material.

Due Diligence is, by its nature, a process for which checklists are a wonderful source of ideas and reassurance. Peter Howson's checklists (all of which are repeated in PDF form on a CD included with the book), is a must-have reference for anyone contemplating a merger or acquisition, a management buyout, joint venture or other risky business transactions involving third parties.

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Subjects:
Commercial Law, Company Law, Mergers and Acquisitions
Contents:
Introduction
Checklist 1 Buyers pre-due diligence
Checklist 2 Selecting (and working with) advisers
Checklist 3 Briefing advisers
Checklist 4 Information to be requested from the target. Financial Due Diligence
Checklist 5 Financial due diligence. Legal Due Diligence
Checklist 6 Legal due diligence. Commercial Due Diligence
Checklist 7.1 Commercial due diligence (CDD) for initial management
Checklist 7.1.1 Assessing the target market's strategy
Checklist 7.2 Full commercial due diligence exercise
Checklist 7.2.1 Determining key purchase criteria
Checklist 7.2.2 Five forces
Checklist 7.2.3 Resources and capabilities. Human Resources Due Diligence
Checklist 8 Human Resources due diligence. Management Due Diligence
Checklist 9.1: Management due diligence
Checklist 9.2 Management competencies
Checklist 9.3 Competency-based interviewing. Pensions Due Diligence
Checklist 10 Pensions due diligence. Taxation Due Diligence
Checklist 11 Taxation due diligence. Environmental Due Diligence
Checklist 12 Environmental due diligence checklist. IT Due Diligence
Checklist 13 IT due diligence. Technical Due Diligence
Checklist 14 Technical Due Diligence. Intellectual Property Due Diligence
Checklist 15: Intellectual Property. Antitrust Due Diligence
Checklist 16.1 Merger control filing requirements
Checklist 16.2 Antitrust risks posed by the target's activity. Insurance and Risk Due Diligence
Checklist 17 Insurance and risk due diligence.