You wouldn’t buy a house without a survey, and you certainly shouldn’t acquire a business or make a large investment without undertaking financial due diligence.
Due diligence is an essential component of any meaningful business transaction. It reduces risk and offers an insight into the challenges and opportunities ahead.
We carry out financial due diligence investigations for commercial entities and private investors.
Our detailed reports set out all the potential upsides and pitfalls that affect a valuation. On top of the commercial aspects, we highlight potential tax risks and identify ways to minimise them. We can also help with post-transaction compliance issues.
Financial due diligence is most common during an acquisition process either by the buying party or an individual or funding partner who is providing external finance.
A good due diligence report should leave you feeling comfortable with the key financial aspects of the target’s business – going back in time and in the near future.
For more details of our due diligence process, contact Adam Stronach
I always get quick, clear and definitive responses from the Harwood Hutton tax team – commercial answers to commercial issues.Robin Berry – Morgan Management
Right from the outset Harwood Hutton gave us direction and great advice – and that advice has evolved over the years as we’ve grown. We’re both medium-sized companies providing a bespoke service – one furniture, one accountancy – and the relationship works.Andy McCarron, McCarron and Co
I’m deeply impressed with Harwood Hutton’s extensive knowledge of tax arrangements for residential and commercial property landlords.Qadeer Ahmed, MD, ABA Finance
They really took their time to understand what was important to us and our business and the expertise we required. Whoever we speak to at HH, we get the same fantastic response and technical input. It’s a real partnership.Edward Finch, group MD, MRIB insurance brokers
I have worked with the directors at Harwood Hutton on a number of mutual client matters over many years. The reassurance of their clear, commercial and focussed advice is one of the main reasons I regard this as one of my most valuable professional relationships.Frank Wessely, Partner, Quantuma LLP
Harwood Hutton never seem to rest on their laurels. They are always seeking out new avenues and ways to improve their offering. A very forward-thinking company with staff who are always well briefed and who approach each task with drive.Karl Austen, MD, Surefoot Communications
We have engaged Harwood Hutton in several areas of structuring, including VAT issues, decoupling an SPV from a group structure and HMRC clearance for a transaction. The team have exceeded all expectations by being proactive, measured and very thorough.Adam Fawsitt, Director, FHT Limited
We moved to Harwood Hutton as they delivered a succinct and professional proposal. If anything, we have been more impressed post-move. They are a fantastic company to work with. They do truly differentiate. They have the skills and capabilities of a mega firm but with a personal service.Edward Finch, group MD, MRIB insurance brokers