Due Diligence in Buying and Selling a Business

by John Taylor

This course explores the process of due diligence from both the buyer and the seller's perspective. You will learn the importance of due diligence for both parties and will consider the risks involved in buying or selling a business, and what you can do to minimise these.

price £75+vat
cpd hours 4 CPD hours
access 120 days' access

This course will enable you to

  • Understand the role of due diligence in the acquisition process, and the need for disclosure and reporting
  • Identify the benefits of conducting due diligence as a buyer before purchasing a business
  • Explore due diligence from the seller's perspective and how to find the right buyer for your business
  • Consider the risks involved in buying and selling a business, and why the process may sometimes fail

About the course

Buying a business is a major commitment and can be a daunting process. Due diligence is a process of discovery that can help you ensure that the business is what you want before buying it. Both buyers and sellers can benefit from the process before acquisition and should take the time to learn what risks are involved.

Explore the process of due diligence from both the buyer and the seller's perspective, with this course. You will learn the importance of due diligence for both parties and will consider the risks involved in buying or selling a business, and what you can do to minimise these. You'll also discover the due diligence process for the purchase and sale of online businesses.

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Contents

  • What is due diligence and why is it needed?
    • Timeline and context of a deal
    • What is due diligence?
    • Disclosing information
    • Important information when buying a business
    • Explaining hostile takeovers
    • Complications during a hostile takeover
    • Due diligence reporting
    • The main parts of a due diligence report
  • The buyer's perspective
    • A big commitment
    • What is wanted from a due diligence investigation?
    • The main aims of a due diligence investigation
    • Financial due diligence
    • Preparing an analytical review
    • The role of management
    • Technology and IT
    • Dealing with HR and employees
    • Understanding risk management practices
  • Selling a business
    • Selling and due diligence
    • What and why are you selling?
    • Finding the right buyer
    • Looking for the "right" buyer
    • Considering corporate culture
    • The hubris hypothesis
    • A pre-sale tidy up
    • Preparing for due diligence
    • Warranties and indemnities
    • The limitations on warranties and indemnities
  • Risk and buying an online business
    • Evaluating risk
    • The main risks to stakeholders
    • Moving into a new market
    • Deciding to buy into a new market
    • Reasons for failure
    • Buying an online business
    • Key considerations
    • Customers and suppliers

Author

John Taylor

Specialises in dealing with problems faced by large family-owned companies. Freelance author and lecturer.

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