Due Diligence

As part of a due diligence process (financial, tax, legal) as a detailed and systematic risk assessment of the potential target company, our experts analyze the opportunities and risks of your investment project and evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the corresponding target item. The examination of the relevant information is carried out in close collaboration with you and is adapted to your transaction in terms of extent and style.

Buy-Side and Sell-Side Financial Due Diligence

Buy-Side Financial Due Diligence serves the purpose of identifying and assessing opportunities and risks in accounting, financing, the control systems and the past business transactions of the potential target object. The RSM consulting offer comprises the analysis of industry risks, as well as risks of the asset, financial and profit situation and the financial forecasting. The aim is to make informed statements on the basis of the results developed from the above with respect to the normalized asset, finance and profit situation of the target object, the opportunities and risks of the transaction and the achievability of the corporate planning as a basis for your investment decision.

Sell-Side Financial Due Diligence refers to the due diligence process commissioned by the seller, the result of which is made available to all potential purchasers as an information basis for the valuation of your company. The advantages of this form of due diligence include better monitoring of the sales process by you as the seller, a reduction of the period from the decision to sell until a conclusion of the contract and the early identification of potential problem areas and value-impairing factors which during the course of the sale might lead to difficulties. Furthermore, the transparent representation of the opportunities and risks of a possible investment increases the size of the group of potential purchasers.

Tax Due Diligence

Based on the identification of the fiscal opportunities and risks as part of the tax due diligence, our experts develop transaction concepts and structures to ensure the minimization of your overall tax burden, taking into account your previous entrepreneurial commitment. Our consulting services comprise not only the representation of the tax situation of the company, but also the tax-optimized structuring of the transaction adapted to your individual requirements, as well as the analysis of possible financing options and the purchase contract from the tax perspective. Find out more about our M & A Tax Services here.

Legal Due Diligence

The legal due diligence provides information about internal and external legal relationships of the company. Potential risks from company law issues are illuminated in detail, as well as those associated with relevant existing contracts, agreements and documents. Besides the detection of potential risks, the drafting of the company purchase contract is a decisive factor for your transaction. Even at an early stage of the transaction process, we advise you on all financial and fiscal matters associated with the company purchase contract and ensure that all of the identified questions which are of importance for your business are appropriately taken into consideration in the contract. Furthermore, we support you at all times with the contract negotiations. Our aim is to maximize the value of the transaction for you.



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