Masterclass on Due Diligence

Due Diligence ( DD ) is a vital  process of evaluating a business from a financial, legal, tax and forensic aspects and implications before getting into any strategic transaction with it. Needless to say that in present uncertain and dynamic economic environment, it is imperative for a business to assess any future move to minimize the risk and maximize the objective of the move. Global level statistics reveal that due to inadequate investigation and inappropriate valuation computation, major acquisitions and disposals have resulted in disappointment for both buyers and sellers. The due diligence process is the “one shot”, most investors get at ascertaining the true state of a business and what price they should pay for it.

This two-day workshop will provide detailed insights on due diligence investigation including acquisitions, disposals and fund raisings.

Experts will discuss the due diligence process, covering issues and traps in financial, tax, legal and commercial due diligence. Attendees will learn what it takes to validate the plan and to define and contain the risk of investment.

Key Benefits:

• Identify and verify worthwhile investment opportunities
• Understand and gain maximum benefit from each aspect of due diligence
• Prepare for integration in advance through effective due diligence processes
• Appraise the quality and reliability of information  provided by the organization
• Minimize the risk to your company throughout investment deals
• Identify and overcome the most common due diligence pitfalls
• Ensure that you know how to address all legal requirements and obligations

Who Should Attend

This Workshop has been designed for all those involved in acquisitions or strategic alliances including:

• CFOs & Senior Finance Executives
• Corporate Strategy Teams
 • M&A Teams
• Legal & Secretariat Teams
• Investment Bankers, Accountants & Consultants
• Corporate Finance Professionals
• Due Diligence Professionals
• Venture Capitalists
• Private Equity Investors
• Entrepreneurs & Promoters


Day I

Due Diligence Overview 

• What is Due Diligence?
• Main Elements of Due Diligence
• Role of advisors versus in-house team

Financial Due Diligence - Process & Benefits 

• What is Financial Due Diligence?
• Need of Financial Due Diligence
• Types of Financial Due Diligence
• Process & Key Benefits
• Focus Areas
• Limitation

Financial Due Diligence - Case Study

Tax Due Diligence 

• Importance of tax diligence
• Approach to tax diligence
• Typical Issues & Solutions
• Impact on Transactions

Tax Due Diligence - Case Study

Day II

Legal Due Diligence - A necessity to business Idea 

• Why is it necessary & important?
• Process & Various steps involved
• Legal Due Diligence Challenges & its Resolutions
• Practical Insight
- Mock Diligence
- Case Studies
- Questions & Answers

Legal Due Diligence –  Case Study 

• Practical Insight
- Mock Diligence
- Case Studies
- Questions & Answers

Forensic Due Diligence

• Anti-Bribery & Corruption Due Diligence
• Ethics and Integrity Due Diligence
• Forensic review of books and transactions
• End use monitoring of funds and investigations

Miscellaneous - Case Study


Richard Hayler, Managing Director, FTI Consulting , Singapore
Chaitanya Arora,Senior Managing Director, FTI Consulting, Singapore
Darryl Kinneally,Partner, Transaction Tax, Ernst & Young Solutions LLP
Dmitry Kosarev,Director - Forensic, PwC

Event from : 23 November 2017
Event to : 24 November 2017
Events Venue : Singapore

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