When a company is up for sale - or selling off one of its parts - it needs to show an in-depth report on its financial health to potential buyers. This is called vendor due diligence. PwC provides comfort to both buyers (acquires) and sellers (vendors) with an independent view of the business, encompassing its performance and prospects.
Vendor due diligence gives you an in-depth report on the financial health of the company you’re selling. So you’ll have greater control over the sales process and the timing of the sale, which, in turn, can help secure you a fairer price. Our job is to provide comfort to both buyers and sellers, taking an independent view of the business, its performance and its prospects.
Vendor assistance can be less time consuming than ‘full scope’ vendor due diligence and is potentially more suitable in situations where the likely purchasers are trade buyers. The key difference between vendor due diligence and vendor assistance is that vendor assistance is provided for the benefit of the vendor only.
If you’re buying a business, our teams give you greater certainty about the nature of the business and the characteristics of its cash flow. This way, you’ll make better pricing decisions and more easily determine the level of gearing the structure will support.
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