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The acquisition or sale of a business is a complex process, which is supported by due diligence. In addition to analysing opportunities and risks, we also evaluate the transaction structure and take into account the issues identified in contractual agreements (e.g. Sale and Purchase Agreements). Our interdisciplinary team offers comprehensive due diligence services, providing you with a solid basis for your decision-making.
As part of financial due diligence, we analyse the historical and future assets, financial position, and earnings. Using the latest data analytics tools and our broad deals experience, we assess the financial opportunities and risks, as well as the quality of financial reporting. We help validate valuation assumptions, strengthen the negotiating position, and increase the transparency and security of transactions.
In a rapidly changing environment, the evaluation of the future viability and competitiveness of business models plays a central role. We verify this in the context of our commercial due diligence, which includes an analysis of sector-specific and industry-specific competition. Thanks to our cross-border teams and close co-operation with colleagues from Strategy&, you benefit from our profound up-to-date industry knowledge across many sectors.
The focus of HR due diligence is the staff and teams, the qualitative assessment of leaders, and the associated financial and operative opportunities and risks. To carry out a realistic evaluation in the context of a deal, the HR data as well as the legal and financial risks associated with the staff will be analysed in detail and potential risks evaluated.
Before contracts are signed, tax due diligence verifies whether there are tax risks associated with the target business. At the same time, important information on the company being acquired will be obtained, which is essential for a tax-efficient acquisition structure.
Our experts at PwC Legal have the expertise to provide you with legal advice during all phases of the transaction. (Learn more ...)
IT systems are essential for the running of companies. We support you to assess the reliability, security and value of IT infrastructure. We also make predictions about potential investments and determine the expenses and costs of integration into your existing systems.
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More details of our services in the area of operational due diligence can be found under Delivering Deal Value.