Investigative due diligence is meant to answer questions that official records and financial accounts cannot. For example what about the people managing the company? Do they engage in risky or illegal practices? The business of investigative due diligence is more mundane that can be imagined, an exercise in thoroughness and common sense. (Economist Intelligence Unit)
[...] And most importantly the consultant would need to evaluate the customer base. If there are a variety of customers, large and small, so that if one larger customer is lost, the impact will not adversely affect the entire operations. Lastly the consultant should inspect all the equipment to ensure the equipment is state of the art and has passed all state, DWV, local and OSHA inspections. References Due Diligence. (2000). Growing Pains Professional Advice. The KPMG Director. pg.25. Retrieved June from EBSCOhost on Web [...]
[...] (Schnase, 2004) As with any other procedure, the initial due diligence process requires more than just going through the motions. The purpose of the due diligence inquiry is not to line the due diligence file. Information gathered should be read and assessed and any problems followed up and resolved. Moreover, there may be a real benefit to doing more than a "paper" due diligence and actually touring the seller's offices in order to better assess the seller's resources, professionalism, atmosphere, and other intangible factors that may not be evident on paper. [...]
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