Legal Due Diligence in a M&A Transaction

Legal Due Diligence in a M&A Transaction

Legal due diligence is the process by which a buyer investigates the target business it is intending to buy. Elvan expands on this operation by outlining the objectives of a legal due diligence and describes how this process looks in practice.
Overview

Legal due diligence is the process by which a buyer investigates the target business it is intending to buy. This process allows the buyer to assess its valuation, determine positive and negative features, and find information to aid integration post-completion. The due diligence process is integral to a M&A transaction, but it is not without challenges, so it is beneficial to understand some steps to make the process smoother.

Key learning objectives:

  • Define legal due diligence

  • Explain the purpose of due diligence

  • Describe the challenges associated with a M&A transaction and what steps you can take to make the process smoother

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Elvan Hussein

Elvan Hussein

Elvan is a partner at law firm Addleshaw Goddard. She has over 15 years of experience specialising in cross-border and domestic mergers and acquisitions, fundraisings, investments, joint ventures and corporate restructurings.

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