Pre acquisition Due 31 Days to a More Effective Compliance Programs- Pre-acquisition due diligence

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The compliance component of your M&A regime should begin with a preliminary pre-acquisition assessment of risk. Such an early assessment will inform the transaction research and evaluation phases. This could include an objective view of the risks faced and the level of risk exposure, such as best/worst case scenarios. A pre-acquisition risk assessment could also be used as a “lens through which to view the feasibility of the business strategy” and help to value the potential See more +
The compliance component of your M&A regime should begin with a preliminary pre-acquisition assessment of risk. Such an early assessment will inform the transaction research and evaluation phases. This could include an objective view of the risks faced and the level of risk exposure, such as best/worst case scenarios. A pre-acquisition risk assessment could also be used as a “lens through which to view the feasibility of the business strategy” and help to value the potential target.

Three key takeaways:

1. The results of your pre-acquisition due diligence will inform your post-acquisition integration and remediation going forward.

2. Periodically review your M&A due diligence protocol.

3. If red flags appear in pre-acquisition due diligence, they should be cleared See less -

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