This nuts-and-bolts guide examines all aspects of an M&A due diligence--from coming to the decision to acquire a company, to who should be on the due diligence team, to the actual process and the final report and post-closing follow up. It advocates a focus on both risk mitigation and shareholder value creation, and emphasizes a holistic approach that spans from planning to post-acquisition integration. The tentative contents is: (1) Introduction; (2) Planning for value creation: growth strategy; (3) Engagement and pursuit; (4) Preparing for due diligence; (5) Validation of value: performing due diligence; (6) Assessment of due diligence results; (7) Optimizing value: post diligence negotiation; (8) Extracting value: post-transaction integration.
William J. Gole, MBA, CPA, is the former Senior Vice President, Planning and Business Development, with Thomson Healthcare, a division of Thomson Reuters, where he was responsible for strategic planning and acquisition and divestiture activity. Paul J. Hilger, CPA, is the former Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Thomson Healthcare. He has over twenty-five years of financial leadership experience, and has led numerous acquisitions and divestitures from planning through integration.
Preface. About the Authors. PART ONE: Planning. CHAPTER 1: Introduction. CHAPTER 2: Planning for Value Creation: Growth Strategy. CHAPTER 3: Implementing the Growth Strategy. PART TWO: Investigation. CHAPTER 4: Preparing for Due Diligence. CHAPTER 5: Conducting the Due Diligence Review. CHAPTER 6: Reporting on Due Diligence: Deliverables and Decisions. PART THREE: Execution. CHAPTER 7: Optimizing Value: Translating Due Diligence Findings into Action. CHAPTER 8: Integration: Extracting Value and Mitigating Risk. APPENDIX: What Is the Premerger Notification Program: An Overview. Index.