Due Diligence

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


Date and Time:

April 14, 2022 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Event Location:

Online, India

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Effective due diligence is a critical step for any successful merger& acquisition or investment deal. A detailed and accurate due diligence helps in identifying and analyzing the opportunity and the risk involved in any transaction. It also helps in strengthening negotiating positions by gaining more information about the position, composition and structure of the target company.

In this masterclass you will learn about the Basics of the Due Diligence Processes, Financial Due Diligence (FDD) – Navigating potential financial Pitfalls of a transaction, Financial Due Diligence (FDD) – Navigating potential financial Pitfalls of a transaction, Legal and Tax Due Diligence & Legal and Tax Due Diligence.


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:

  • Runit Maheshwari
    Alvarez & Marsal India Private Limited
  • Harshal Choudhary
    Principal Consultant, Transactions Advisory
  • Rahul Gosain
    Managing Director and Lead – Business Intelligence
    Alvarez & Marsal
  • Anup Vijay Kulkarni
    J Sagar & Associates
  • Yatin Narang
    Associate Partner
    Vaish Associates Advocates
  • Priyanka Jain
    Principal Associate
    Vaish Associates Advocates

Event Timelines

10.30 AM - 11.30 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
11.30 AM – 12.30 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
12.30 PM – 01.30 PM | Session 3: Forensic Due Diligence and Law Enforcement Insights on Cross-Border M&A Transactions
• Anti-Bribery & Corruption Due Diligence
• Ethics and Integrity Due Diligence
• Forensic review of books and transactions
• End use monitoring of funds and investigations
01.30 PM - 02.30 PM | Sessions 4: 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
02.30 PM - 03.30 PM | Sessions 5: 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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