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Merger Acquisition Due Diligence Checklist
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Merger Acquisition Due Diligence Checklist

1
Collect and review company financial statements
2
Evaluate company’s tax compliance
3
Perform valuation of the company’s assets
4
Assess outstanding legal proceedings and potential liabilities
5
Review any intellectual property or patents owned by the company
6
Analyze the company’s customer and supplier contracts
7
Audit labor practices including contracts and employee benefits
8
Investigate the company’s technology and IT systems
9
Inspect the physical assets of the company
10
Assess the company’s market possibilities and competition
11
Evaluate the company’s management and personnel
12
Approval: Financial Director for financial assessments
13
Review insurance coverage and risk management processes
14
Analyze environmental and social governance (ESG) issues
15
Perform a background due diligence on the company’s reputation
16
Verify the company’s compliance with industry regulations
17
Approval: Legal Counsel for legal assessments
18
Perform a SWOT analysis of the company's position
19
Check the company’s historical growth and project future growth
20
Approval: CEO for final assessment