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Why You Must Perform Due Diligence Before an Acquisition

 
  Michael K. Menerey, Partner, CFO Edge, LLC  
   
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While there are many benefits of acquiring another company, their realization is dependent on performing thorough due diligence before an acquisition.

Initial enthusiasm can be strong, and the voice of reason can be overshadowed by an owner's experience in the industry, by what is seen as a "cool" industry, or by a personal interest in the services or products of the company to be acquired.

In this article, fifteen critical questions are posed, and the answers should be in-hand prior to signing an acquisition agreement to avoid unpleasant surprises.

A thorough due diligence process can be time consuming and require the expertise of a professional resource who has performed due diligence many times previously.

Los Angeles and Southern California executives contemplating an acquisition can benefit from talking with a provider of outsourced CFO services.

A former enterprise CFO brings a proven track record gained both from being on client-side acquisition teams during her or his career and from delivering successful due diligence services as an on-demand CFO.

This deep expertise has resulted in comprehensive and sound recommendations to either acquire or not acquire another company.

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