Financial Due Diligence

A little knowledge can be a dangerous thing. Through our comprehensive due diligence services, we'll help ensure that this is one danger to which your business will not be exposed.

Are you buying what you think you are at the right price? Experience shows that the degree to which an acquisition proves beneficial for your company is closely related to the amount and quality of due diligence carried out before the deal goes ahead.

We analyse and validate financial, commercial, operational and strategy assumptions underpinning the deal. Our in-depth reviews uncover the reality of historical data to give you well grounded opinions to assist you in your assessment of a company's prospects. We also help you use the due diligence findings to their full advantage during the deal negotiation.

Tax Due Diligence & Restructuring

M&A transactions provide unique opportunities to improve tax efficiency. Tax risks also need to be managed. Our dedicated M&A tax team helps clients identify and seize these opportunities and manage the risks using our proven methodology - M&A Processes and Solutions.

Market Due Diligence

How well do you understand the market conditions in China? As one of only a few firms that has the capabilities to perform market research in Laos, we provide you with unique insights into the Laos market including industry trends, potential market size, pricing, costing, competition and distribution. We aim to provide you with an independent assessment of the market assumptions made in the projection prepared by the target. As a direct result, we identify potential upsides/downsides in the projection and provide you with key insights to help you develop your market entry strategy.

IT Due Diligence

We can provide both pre- and post-deal services that will allow you to gain an early insight into the target's IT management and organisation, identify merger issues on IT operation and technology, and plan for a successful integration of information systems. Our service offerings include assessment of legacy IT systems to meet future needs, assessment of valuation related IT and internet metrics, transition planning and project management, and IT organisation and staffing reviews.

Internal Controls Due Diligence

Many companies are now requesting a controls review as part of the due diligence process when making an acquisition or entering into a joint venture. This is particularly relevant where the new subsidiary is located in a different country where there may be a less developed corporate governance / internal control framework. A "Controls Due Diligence" review is necessary to gain early warning of any key control weaknesses in the target companies.

Human Resource Due Diligence

The human resource policies and policies of a target company can have a big impact on a successful transaction and staff integration. We review the existing HR policies, procedures and processes, including the Labour Law compliance, to identify any issues of non-compliance or significant differences in policies with the acquiring company.

Governance Due Diligence

Understanding the culture of a target company is important to ensure it is an organisation that is desirable to acquire a review of the target organisations governance policies practices and processes could identify reputation issues and management issues.

Contact us

Apisit Thiengtrongpinyo

Office Managing Partner and Assurance Leader, PwC Laos

Tel: +856 (21) 222 718-9 ext. 1001

Sunya Rattanavibull

Director, PwC Laos

Tel: +856 (21) 222 718-9, ext. 2029

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