Due diligence

Clarke, Dara; Atkinson, Philip
June 2007
Management Services;Summer2007, Vol. 51 Issue 2, p6
Academic Journal
The article discusses the an analysis of due diligence and how strategies of soft due diligence can leverage the rewards of mergers and acquisitions and business expansion. According to the authors, soft due diligence is not a corporate climate survey to assess the relative state of teamwork, communication and the role of training. It is strategic, not tactical, and focuses on how to resolve issues that will arise when the businesses come together to form the new larger business entity. Methodologies exist and have to be tailored to meet the needs of any business expansion.


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