Due diligence

Atkinson, Philip; Clarke, Dara
March 2007
Management Services;Spring2007, Vol. 51 Issue 1, p9
Academic Journal
The article discusses how strategies of soft due diligence can leverage the rewards of mergers and acquisitions and business expansion. Due diligence will have to ensure that potential new acquisitions conformed to capabilities which went well beyond financial analysis and even focus on corporate culture. Soft due diligence takes account of measuring the cultural landscape of the potential acquired partner or business. To make merger and acquisitions activity and business expansion powerful, profitable and purposeful, a picture of the culture of the business should be considered.


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