Due Diligence in Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Ananya Mathew
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  • Ananya Mathew

    Student at NMIMS, School of Law, India

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Due diligence is the process of identifying the probable risks in mergers or acquisitions. It is a rigorous analysis of the various aspects of the functioning and capabilities of the company. This is done to gauge the compatibility of the companies. It ensures the companies turn over the documents required, and they comply with the process and disclose all the material facts required to make an informed decision. It also protects the companies from fraud as during the process of restructuring it is possible that companies wrongly project an image of their success. This takes a holistic view of the company including assessing the culture of the company and the practices and values that might be crucial to their operation. It looks at the financial health of the company through the book of accounts and financial records and this helps the company verify the claims made during the negotiations and take an informed decision.


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International Journal of Legal Science and Innovation, Volume 3, Issue 4, Page 1006 - 1011

DOI: https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLSI.111025

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