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Due diligence is a crucial procedure in many kinds of business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, private equity or venture capital investment as well as initial public offerings. Due diligence is also required for many financial transactions, including loans and mortgages. It is essential that companies conduct thorough due diligence phase to avoid unpleasant surprises once the deal is closed.

However, there are many kinds of due diligence and each requires an approach that is unique. Due diligence comes in many forms.

An examination of financial documents and records like balance sheets and profit and loss statements. This often includes an examination contracts related to tangible assets like automobiles and equipment. It could also include an assessment of the tax situation of the business, with a particular eye on any potential tax potential or liabilities.

Legal due diligence involves a review of the company’s consolidated legal structure, ownership arrangements, and current and past corporate documents. It’s also important to look at pending and threatened litigation, as well as any settlements and judgments.

Regulatory due diligence involves reviewing the compliance of the company’s target with government regulations and laws, particularly in heavily regulated sectors like healthcare and finance. This type of due diligence typically involves a review of the company’s permits, licenses and the history of regulatory compliance. In addition, it may also evaluate the company’s adherence to industry standards and best practices. For this kind of due-diligence it is crucial to seek out the help of experts or advisory companies.