Financial Due Diligence (FDD)

Understanding an organization’s historical financial performance, on- and off-balance-sheet assets and liabilities, and key assumptions underpinning projected performance is crucial to assessing the viability of a transaction, and will ultimately influence the price you are willing to pay.

Whether you are buying or selling a business, we will work closely with you to understand the main drivers behind your deal, your strategic plan going forward, and the associated risks in order to ensure that our scope of work is robust and meets the needs of your board, your financial backers, or potential acquirer. Typically, our report will focus on a critical analysis of the historical and projected financial performance, including:

  • Identifying potential ‘deal-breakers’.
  • Highlighting issues which may lead to a purchase price adjustment.
  • Understanding the working capital requirement of the business.

We also use our experience in all aspects of due diligence to provide valuable insights into the commercial, operational, and post-deal transformation aspects of a transaction.