Vendor Due Diligence
Vendor Due Diligence is commissioned by the vendor at the beginning of the sale process. The vendor due diligence report is made available to bidders and relied upon by the eventual acquirer. Our experts provide vendors with an independent view of the business, encompassing its performance and prospects.
Vendor due diligence provides vendors with greater control over the sale process and the timing of sale which can, in turn, help secure a higher price for the business.
For vendors undertaking a disposal, vendor assistance provides tailored solutions to assist vendors in successfully completing divestments. Vendor assistance specialists work alongside management and their lead advisers throughout the process ensuring that opportunities and upsides are identified and amplified and that issues are understood and packaged. The on-going support provided by vendor assistance specialists ensures that the vendor retains pace and initiative throughout the sale process.
When we can help:
How we can support you:
- Your company's strategy involves disposing of part of the business, whether through a carve-out of business units, or by the sale of existing entities
- Your company is in the process of restructuring/re-focusing its activities
- You want to reposition your portfolio focus on core businesses, or return value to shareholders
- You have started to feel pressure from financiers as a result of deteriorating financial ratios
- Provide you with greater control over the sale process and the timing of sale, which can help secure a higher price for the business
- Provide purchasers with greater certainty about the nature of the business and the characteristics of its cash flow
- Reduce disruption to the business as the sale process is more controlled
- Help add credibility to the facts, figures and information provided in the sales memorandum
- Remove the need for a buyer to have substantial access to do their own due diligence work as they will be able to rely on the vendor due diligence report
- Vendor assistance specialists can ensure that the vendor retains pace and initiative throughout the sale process
- Early identification of value critical issues, providing the option to "regroup and fix" outside the glare of publicity
- Rapid execution of the divestment from the point of announcement. This reduces the business disruption and accelerates transfer to new owners
- Reduces the risk of uncertainty for finance buyers, potentially justifying higher offers