Written by William Gole and Paul Hilger, two in–the–trenches veterans in the field of mergers and acquisitions, Due Diligence is an essential guide for corporations considering acquiring another company. The process outlined in the book puts the spotlight on value creation and value extraction in addition to risk assessment.
Reflecting their view that due diligence is most effective when it is a seamless overlay on the acquisition process flowing out of its preparatory stages and influencing the team′s subsequent behavior, Gole and Hilger show how to implement each step of the due diligence process including:
- Establishing a growth strategy
- Screening and selecting candidates
- Establishing diligence objectives
- Validating value and mitigating risk
- Developing actionable findings
- Negotiating and closing
- Post–deal assessment
This comprehensive book highlights key points at the end of each chapter and includes a wealth of helpful exhibits, examples, checklists, and templates.
About the Authors.
PART ONE: Planning.
CHAPTER 1: Introduction.
CHAPTER 2: Planning for Value Creation: Growth Strategy.
CHAPTER 3: Implementing the Growth Strategy.
PART TWO: Investigation.
CHAPTER 4: Preparing for Due Diligence.
CHAPTER 5: Conducting the Due Diligence Review.
CHAPTER 6: Reporting on Due Diligence: Deliverables and Decisions.
PART THREE: Execution.
CHAPTER 7: Optimizing Value: Translating Due Diligence Findings into Action.
CHAPTER 8: Integration: Extracting Value and Mitigating Risk.
APPENDIX: What Is the Premerger Notification Program: An Overview.