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Why Forensic Accounting Should Be Part of M&A Due Diligence

  Sherry Rahbar, Partner, CFO Edge, LLC  
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A top priority of the merger or acquisition due diligence process is confirmation that seller representations are accurate and true.

In addition to other professionals, the M&A team of expert advisors should include a professional experienced in forensic accounting.

Discussed in this article are eight deliverables a forensic accountant brings to the due diligence process, as well as six concrete benefits of engaging one.

Usually viewed by the seller as a provider of expert opinion and a neutral third party, a forensic accountant participating in M&A due diligence will help the buyer make a better decision, as well as potentially add leverage to purchase price negotiations.

Los Angeles and Southern California executives looking at a merger or acquisition can benefit significantly from talking with a provider of CFO services who is also an experienced forensic accountant.

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