Due Diligence Essentials
Due diligence is simply a tool that helps prevent and mitigate risk before the actual deal is closed. Today, the need for due diligence is even more evident with the merger and amalgamation of many companies or multinational corporations. An effective due diligence process mitigates the risk during such mergers and acquisitions.
This course is aimed to provide an overall view of the due diligence process. It aims to help you as a due diligence practitioner with tips and methods, and by pointing out potential pitfalls so that you may effectively conduct due diligence. This course would help you develop a healthy spirit of caution and prudence when evaluating commercial transactions.
- Level - Beginner
- Total no. of videos - 40
- Total no. of assignments - 40
What we hope ever to do with ease, we must first learn to do with diligence.Samuel Johnson
- 1. Introduction
- 1.1 Welcome
- 1.2 Supplements
- 2. Defining due diligence
- 2.1 Introduction
- 2.2 Meaning of due and diligence
- 2.3 Dictionary meaning of due diligence put together
- 2.4 What due diligence means in the modern-day context?
- 2.5 Exercises
- 3. Why do due diligence?
- 3.1 Introduction
- 3.2 Validation of legitimacy and authenticity
- 3.3 Sound commercial call or informed decision making
- 3.4 Ascertaining faults and liabilities
- 3.5 Arriving at rightful valuation
- 3.6 Defining conditions precedent and warranties
- 3.7 Identifying risks
- 3.8 Exercises
- 4. Who needs due diligence?
- 4.1 Introduction
- 4.2 Contracting or contractual parties
- 4.3 Prospective business partners
- 4.4 Investor parties
- 4.5 Exercises
- 5. What does due diligence find?
- 5.1 Introduction
- 5.2 The organisational & business structure
- 5.3 The financial aspect
- 5.4 The assets base
- 5.4.1 Assets Base - Intangible assets
- 5.4.2 Assets Base - Due diligence of intellectual property rights
- 5.5 Exercises
- 5.6 Human resource
- 5.7 The Target’s business strategy
- 5.8 Any legal barriers, impediments or issues
- 5.9 Conclusion
- 5.10 Exercises
- 6. Practicing due diligence
- 6.1 Introduction
- 6.2 Exercise
- 7. Client interview
- 7.1 Introducing client interview
- 7.2 Specific information needs
- 7.3 Scope of review
- 7.4 Constraints on the process
- 7.5 Exercises
- 8. Effecting due diligence on ground
- 8.1 Introduction
- 8.2 Formal Information Gathering (FIG) - Introduction
- 8.3 FIG - Target disclosures
- 8.4 FIG - Public records
- 8.5 FIG - Independent Investigative Intelligence (Triple Eye)
- 8.6 Exercises
- 9. Due diligence review & result reporting
- 9.1 Introduction
- 9.2 Due diligence review
- 9.3 Due diligence report
- 9.4 Exercises
- 10. Goodbye
- 10.1 Goodbye
- I. Supplementary Talk
- Conducting Due Diligence for Immovable Property?
WHY TAKE THIS COURSE?
Performing one’s review prudently is the need of the hour. Due diligence plainly put is a thorough review or investigation before a purchase. Financial due diligence helps ascertain and assess all financial aspects of an acquisition determining the benefits, liabilities, etc., of a potential buyer/seller.
This course has been designed to help appreciate the importance of due diligence before an agreement as well as understand the procedure involved while undertaking this process. This course will help in the advancement of your career and instil in you traits of cautiousness and prudence while undertaking any commercial or financial deal or undertaking. The course has been designed to provide you with a clairvoyant view of how to investigate and negotiate a good deal.
The course peppered with numerous illustrations and case studies provides a clairvoyant idea of the principles and procedure of due diligence. You will be guided through the various process of due diligence like – client interview, the practice of due diligence, due diligence review and reporting.
In this course you’ll learn to:
- Examine the concept of due diligence
- List the individuals who require a due diligence review
- Describe the findings of a due diligence process
- Explain the procedure and requirements for client interview
- Explain the process of a due diligence review and result reporting
There are no prerequisites for this course. You can take this course, if:
- You are a recent law graduate or graduating from law school
- You have a basic understanding of legal practice and procedure
- You are a manager in the M&A department of your firm
- You are a due diligence practitioner
- You aim to have a better understanding of the due diligence process
Mr Hemant Batra is a Corporate, Business and Strategist commercial lawyer. He is the founder of Kaden Boriss, an international business law firm, and the Vice-President of SAARCLAW. He is a due diligence expert and has penned articles and authored books on due diligence.
Diligence is the mother of good fortune, and the goal of a good intention was never reached through its opposite, laziness.Miguel de Cervantes
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