Masterclass on Due Diligence for M&A, Cross Border Transactions and Joint Ventures


Date and Time:

December 14, 2023 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM

Event Location:

Online, India

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Achromic Point presents the Masterclass on Due Diligence for M&A, Cross Border Transactions and Joint Ventures on 14th December 2023.

Benefits of attending:

  • Learn how to identify a successful merger, acquisition or investment opportunity
  • Understand the due diligence steps to identify the probable risks in the target company
  • Strengthen your negotiating position by understanding the findings of due diligence processes
  • Learn due diligence techniques to ascertain financial, legal, tax & commercial, forensic, environmental and IT, the position of a target company
  • Understand the HR due diligence process and its findings to establish synergies

Who should attend:

  • MDs, CEOs, CFOs
  • Directors of Strategic Planning
  • Legal Heads, In-house Counsels
  • Private Investors (PEs, VCs)
  • Investment Bankers
  • Senior Officials of Banks
  • Law Firms

Thought Leaders:

  • Kalpit Khandelwal
    Aekom Legal
  • Ashish Doshi
    Senior Director
    Alvarez & Marsal
  • Prasanna Bedi
    Founder & Managing Partner
    Bedi & Sons Corporate Solutions LLP
  • Abhishek Bahri
    Associate Director -M&A and PE Tax
    KPMG India

Event Timelines

10.00 AM - 11.00 AM

Session 1: Basics of the Due Diligence Processes

• Due Diligence

o Due diligence in the M&A, Cross Border and Joint Ventures 

o How is Due Diligence measured?

o Roles of the parties

o Due Diligence during and after crisis 

• When is Due Diligence Required

• The Phases of Due Diligence

o Strategy – Engagement scoping

o Initial value assessment – Understanding the target

o Data room – Pre-bid analysis

o Data analysis – Full access Due Diligence 

o Completion – Sale and purchase agreements 

o Post-transaction – Implementation

11.00 AM – 12.00 PM

Session 2: Financial Due Diligence (FDD) – Navigating potential financial Pitfalls of a transaction

• Financial due diligence and its differences with agreed upon procedures

• Scope of an FDD (Understanding of business, Quality of earnings, Normative working capital and Net debt)

• Conducting an FDD (Data collection, Analysis, Q&A, Report)

• Understanding the issues from a FDD findings and how their implications on price, SPA negotiation, and post-merger integration

• Recognizing financial implications of business, operations and balance sheet

12.00 PM – 01.30 PM

Sessions 3: Legal and Tax Due Diligence 

• Legal Due Diligence

o Why is it necessary & important?

o Process & Various steps involved

o Legal Due Diligence Challenges & its Resolutions

o Practical Insight

o Mock Diligence

• Tax Due Diligence

o Importance of Tax Due Diligence – Direct and Indirect Tax

o Approach to be adopted

o Typical Issues & Solutions

o Impact on Transactions

01.30 PM - 02.30 PM

Sessions 4: Effective Due Diligence Report 

• Structure of the report

• Due Diligence Checklist

• Effective disclosures for Investors

• “Joining the dots” - pulling together all the findings into a logical report

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