Mergers and Acquisitions Due Diligence Services

Due diligence is a critical step in the merger and acquisition (M&A) process. Yet value in a potential merged entity isn’t wholly derived from financial considerations, so due diligence is much more than a financial checklist exercise.

When conducted thoroughly and properly, a financial due diligence review provides crucial information that supports a potential acquisition, and identifies issues that must be addressed to successfully combine businesses and organizations.

RyanSharkey’s M&A due diligence support services include:

Finance and Accounting

  • Assessment of relevant accounting policies and procedures and adherence to industry-accepted standards
  • Validation of balance sheet items and modified cash basis (off-balance sheet items)
  • Review and assessment of existing accounts receivable
  • Analysis of trends in financial data and quality of earnings

Finance Process

  • Assessment of current finance systems and integration with overall IT infrastructure
  • Review of financial close process and timing
  • Assessment of finance organization
  • Assessment of internal audit function
  • Assessment of synergies and redundancies

Information Technology

  • Assessment of current systems and processes
  • Data and network security
  • Assessment of IT organization
  • Review of software development life cycle
  • Assessment of third-party service and software providers
  • Assessment of synergies and redundancies


  • Site visit and review of facilities
  • Assessment of existing employees and contracts
  • Assessment of relevant intellectual property
  • Review of real estate and related contracts
  • Assessment of synergies and redundancies

Regulatory Compliance

  • Assessment of regulatory compliance concerns
  • Review of policies and procedures and documentation requirements as they pertain to specific regulatory and industry compliance needs

Environmental, Health and Safety

  • Assessment of EH&S risk management goals, objectives and infrastructure
  • Identification of potential EH&S risks

See related blog: The 5 Types of Due Diligence for M&A Success


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