Speed Reading: Top 10 Considerations When Doing M&A Due Diligence

Excerpt: Planning a significant due diligence process can be daunting, even for experienced deal makers. Some foresight and a little preparation can make the process go smoothly. Spending a few hours at the outset thinking through the process carefully can also save a client a tremendous amount of...

Transparency International Guidance on Anti-Corruption and Anti-Bribery Due Diligence for M&A Transactions – Part I

Transparency International (TI) recently released, in draft form for consultation, a White Paper entitled " Anti-Bribery Guidance for Transactions ." Although this version was preliminary draft, available for a commentary period and the final version is to be released later in October,...

Evaluating Integration of the Compliance Function in Pre-Acquisition Due Diligence

In an article in the most recent issue of the Houston Business Journal, entitled " Putting a partner through too many changes increases risk ", columnist Connie Barnaba discusses one of the risks often overlooked in a mergers and acquisitions (M&A) transactions. It is the risk inherent...

M&A Due Diligence: Overview and Objectives (Part 1)

Our colleague Mimi Hunter recently summarized the basic aspects of due diligence in the context of a venture capital investment ( What is due diligence? ). In this series of posts, I will highlight considerations for due diligence in the context of a merger and acquisition (M&A) transaction. M&A...