Due diligence

Carrying out due diligence is a key part of the mergers and acquisition process, whether you’re investing, lending, buying a business or priming one for sale.

Flexible due diligence reporting for acquirers, investors and banks.

Because we carry out diligence assignments on a regular basis, we can provide you with invaluable insight in order for you make informed business decisions. Whether included as buy side advice or for transaction services, our reports are tailored for each assignment, focusing on the key findings, any issues and our insight to present you with the information you need to know - saving you from labouring over multiple pages of detailed financial analysis. 


Why should you carry out due diligence?

  • Gain a detailed understanding of the business
  • Recognise key profit or growth drivers and evaluate future projections
  • Understand any external issues and their impact on the business
  • Improve transparency of a deal structure
  • Gain assurance over the business valuation 

Buzzacott assisted us on our acquisition of Douglas & Gordon Estate Agents. With a relatively short timetable they were able to react quickly and got the work done to a high standard. A great outcome was achieved and they were a pleasure to work with.

Richard Harris, CFO, Foxtons

How we can help

Financial due diligence - investigating the financial aspects of the target business, highlighting key findings and potential deal breakers.

Tax due diligence - identifying any potential tax risks which could have an impact of the valuation of the target company. We evaluate historic tax computations, EMI schemes, employment related securities, PAYE and VAT and consider whether there may be any unrecorded future impact.

Lender assistance - evaluating both the historic and future financial performance and position of a borrower. We support before and during the provision and restructuring of finance as well as assisting with the monitoring process.

Vendor due diligence - working on both sides of a transaction, often tooling up a business before its sale. If you have a business with a £1million+ run-rate EBITDA and are considering a sale within the next 5 years, take a look at our Exit Pathway programme.

Whether you’re buyingselling or raising funds, we can provide you with a report that flags up any key issues before you commit too much time and money.

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