Acquirers: Don’t Skimp on Commercial Due Diligence
Perhaps no other due diligence topic is more important than understanding the attractiveness of a target’s end-market and its competitive landscape.
Don’t Let COVID-19 Kill Your Deal
Tech startups eager to complete M&A and venturing financings during the pandemic will want to follow these best practices.
Banks Brace for Crisis Loan Program Rollout
Lenders fear the launch of the $350 billion program could be "a disaster that could dwarf the failed kickoff of the Obamacare enrollment web site in 2013."
The View from Inside a Midsize M&A Deal
Principal Financial CFO Deanna Strable gives the lowdown on the firm's recent $1.2 billion acquisition of Wells Fargo's retirement business.
PE Firms Face Growing Scrutiny over Valuations
How fund managers establish, govern, and carry out their valuation process will be increasingly important to PE stakeholders in the next few years.
How to Fend Off Risks Related to Human Trafficking
With at least 40 million people worldwide trapped in slavery, companies have legal, operational, and ethical reasons to closely examine all third parties.
Why Effective Compliance Means Making Friends
Compliance officers can gain valuable intelligence by befriending key people in risk-related functions company-wide and listening to their frustrations.
HSBC to Pay $765M in Toxic RMBS Settlement
The Department of Justice says bank employees ignored the warnings of its primary due diligence vendor about the quality of loans underlying its RMBS.
Why You Should Bring Customers to the M&A Table
Deal-makers often don’t consider customers, according to a global branding consultancy. When they do, everybody wins.
Can Advanced Technologies Ease Compliance?
After a decade of improvements by compliance teams, artificial intelligence and machine learning could further streamline the function and tame costs.
How to Spot a Fraudulent M&A Target
Here are some of the red flags of fraud that CFOs should watch out for when conducting due diligence.