Merrill Corporation

Due Diligence

What is due diligence?

Due diligence is the phase of a deal in which the acquirer/buyer/investor performs extensive review of the target’s records and information in order to properly formulate a proposed value of the entity and structure for the deal.

What happens during due diligence?

Due diligence is an all too important part of buying a business. This phase of a business transaction allows the buyer access to all the records and contracts of the business, and is the time for the buyer to assess whether or not to proceed with the business purchase and how much they are ultimately ready to pay.

To accelerate due diligence, most often a virtual data room (VDR) will be used to secure content, automate tasks, simplify processes and streamline workflows.