Due Diligence

Giving You Confidence In Your Decision

The purchase or sale of a business is unquestionably one of the most important decisions a company will face. As a buyer, you need to be confident in your decision. As a seller, you need to be confident that when a deal is on the table, there aren’t any surprises. Partnering with Mowery & Schoenfeld for buy- or sell-side due diligence will give you the confidence you need to close the deal.

Is the Price Right?

When buying or selling a company, you want to negotiate the most favorable deal. Our rigorous analysis provides a thorough understanding of the financial situation of the target company. At Mowery & Schoenfeld, we offer objective, buy-side and sell-side due diligence services that enable our experts to examine and validate the financial aspects of the deal, revealing risks and opportunities before you proceed.

What is a quality of earnings due diligence engagement? Essentially, it’s an assessment that confirms the earnings provided by the firm of the target company. Our due diligence methodology may turn up instances of improper accounting in which revenue and expenses are reported in incorrect periods, expenses are missing, discontinued operations are not reported, and improper add-backs make earnings look better than they actually are. These issues must be addressed before you decide whether or not to buy the company.

Providing Intelligence and Accuracy for Business Growth

Mowery & Schoenfeld has years of experience helping businesses like yours through successful transactions. We collaborate with you during the due diligence process to understand the situation of both the buyer and the seller. Our end result — a very detailed, comprehensive report verifying the company’s earnings — is an important step in deciding the future of your company.

Our due diligence services include:

  • Buy-side due diligence includes reviewing financial statements to analyze the quality of earnings and working capital; assessing the purchase price; appraising opportunities, risks and integration issues; and providing information about the target company’s tax, compensation and benefits situation.
  • Sell-side due diligence involves identifying and addressing potential deal breakers early on; validating the accuracy of financial statements, including quality of earnings; providing objectivity and credibility by including investment bankers or other advisors; and offering continuous support to management.
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