Due Diligence and Financial Background

Purchases of organizations and assets can see millions of dollars moving hands, making the inner-workings of a potential sale crucial to all stakeholders.

Due diligence and financial background investigations are important for any corporation, legal counsel or individual doing business. Receiving a full picture in a negotiation is critical to protect your business and yourself from deceit.

Bribery and corruption issues can be inherited upon acquisition, and significantly impact valuation. Legacy issues can lead to unforeseen liabilities for the acquiring business. For a company seeking acquisition, a successful independent anti-bribery / anti-corruption audit (ABC) adds significant value to the sale process.

Xpera has extensive experience working with companies and their legal advisors before and after an acquisition takes place. A qualitative ABC audit is not the same as a traditional audit exercise or deal valuation. Corruption concerns can directly impact pricing or the overall viability of the transaction. Xpera can help you to identify corruption risks and red flags, both from the perspective of a company putting itself up for sale and from the company considering an acquisition. We provide, but are not limited to:

  • Corporate Intelligence
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Asset Confirmation & Location
  • Contract Issues
  • Financial Background & Capability
  • Key Employee & Vendor Screening
  • Audit and Compliance
  • Policy and Procedure Design