Financial due diligence

Due diligence can provide comfort over the past and projected performance of a business, identify unrecorded liabilities, highlight areas of risk and inform potential mitigating action.

Our cost-effective approach involves agreeing a scope of work tailored to your requirements and focusing on your key points of interest. We will give you our honest opinion and a clear and direct solution that enables you to make informed decisions on a financial transaction.

Our range of services covers historical accounts, working capital, projections, business tax, employment taxes, indirect taxes, share schemes, and pensions. We can provide commercial views on acquisition, vendor due diligence, completion mechanics, warranties and indemnities, accounting policies, pre and post-bid support, and advice on the internal control environment.

 

Meeting your needs

Authoritative

We work closely with corporate vendors and purchasers, as well as private equity houses, banks and individual investors seeking authoritative due diligence and investigation services. This gives us a truly comprehensive field of experience from all sides of a transaction, enhancing the value of our reporting to you. 

Resourceful

We can offer access to our in-house specialist teams where required, in areas from business tax to employee benefits.

Global

Through our membership of Nexia International and our extensive network of contacts around the world, we can support your business if you’re expanding overseas, setting up in the UK or already operating internationally.

 

How we can help

  • Financial investigations: Verifying the reliability of financial information and the sustainability of earnings forecasts.
  • Sector analysis: Understanding the critical competitive issues affecting your industry and evaluating the best response.
  • Exit studies: Assessing current deal activity and pricing, potential acquirers and price expectations.
  • Value driver reports: Pinpointing the factors likely to enhance exit multiples in the prevailing market environment.
  • Tailored assignments: Personalised solutions including abbreviated reports, pre-bid support work, vendor due diligence reviews, in-house reporting and more.

 

Our credentials

Leading

A top ten UK accountancy firm, as ranked by Accountancy Age.

Global

Member of Nexia International, a top ten global network of independent accounting and consulting firms with over 500 offices in more than 120 countries.

Insightful

Regular contributors of expert commentary on issues in the national and trade press.

Instrumental

Actively involved in leading trade and industry bodies shaping the changes affecting your business.

Experienced

Significant financial due diligence assignments completed for all major banks, over 50 private equity houses and corporate acquirers throughout the world.

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Philip Quigley

Partner, Head of Transaction services London +44 (0)20 7131 4304

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Stephen Drew

Head of International Services London +44 (0)20 7131 4056

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David Roper

Partner, Head of Bristol Transaction Services Bristol +44 (0)117 376 2155

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Jamie Lane

Director Southampton +44 (0)23 8082 7637

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