In the past, M&A due diligence meant lawyers digging through piles of paper to assess the activities of a seller. While there’s a lot of work to be done during the diligence process modern tools enable lawyers and other dealmakers to conduct their analyses at rates and efficiency that were not possible until today.
Tech Due Diligence
In an age of cybersecurity risks and GDPR regulations performing due diligence on tech is vital for the health of a business. A proper tech due diligence procedure involves assessing a software company’s security and making sure they are conforming to GDPR regulations. It also examines the extent and strength of the company’s intellectual property, and identifying any potential issues.
When acquiring a company when you are buying a business, it is essential to understand the financial structure of the company and ensure that all parties have similar expectations. A thorough due diligence process can reveal concerns like overstated net operating losses, not reported tax liabilities, non-filing of exposures, payroll taxes as well as sales and use tax, and property taxes.
During the due diligence process, it’s essential to have a clear plan for gathering and sharing the information needed. A set of playbooks, which can be utilized throughout the process by teams, helps keep everyone on the right track and ensures consistency. Loopio’s team workspace and collaboration features are ideal for this, helping teams focus on their tasks and avoid being distracted by other tasks.