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    What is due diligence and do I need to do it? [video]

    Posted by James Price | JPAbusiness on 28-Feb-2018 02:00:00

    Due diligence is a critical component of buying a business.

    As we always say, it's important to discover any skeletons in the closet before it's too late!

    In this video I've shared my 3 top tips for conducting due diligence on a potential business purchase.

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    Topics: Buying a business, Due diligence, business advice, business ownership

    3 components of due diligence [infographic]

    Posted by James Price | JPAbusiness on 11-Oct-2017 04:00:00

    A successful business purchase is about doing your homework up front and making sure you are well prepared. 

    In business circles this is called ‘doing your due diligence'

    Due diligence is not just for corporate players buying blue chip, listed companies – it’s just as important in the small and mid-cap business market.

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    Topics: Buying a business, Selling your business, Advice, Due diligence, infographic

    8 due diligence tips for business buyers [cheat sheet]

    Posted by James Price | JPAbusiness on 20-Sep-2017 08:36:51

    The business purchase due diligence process involves checking and verifying information relating to the basic operations and performance of the business you are interested in.

    As we have said before, a successful business purchase is about doing your homework up front and making sure you are well prepared.

    Due diligence is about identifying risks, issues and any material differences between what has been represented in information provided previously on the business, and what you and your advisor identify in the due diligence process. 

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    Topics: Buying a business, Due diligence

    Don't blow your redundancy payout on an overpriced business [blog]

    Posted by James Price | JPAbusiness on 09-Aug-2017 05:05:00

    Buying a business is a risky way to spend a redundancy payout – true or false?

    Answer: True and false, depending on how you go about it.

    Often we come across clients who have been made redundant after a long period in an employed situation. 

    They are at an age where they still have plenty of potential to make a meaningful contribution in another employed role, or in owning a business. In fact, some of the expertise they have built up over their career is very appropriate for owning and running their own business.

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    Topics: Buying a business, Advice, Due diligence

    What is due diligence? [video]

    Posted by James Price | JPAbusiness on 19-Jul-2017 01:44:00

    When it comes to buying a business, it’s generally advisable to conduct thorough due diligence on the purchase opportunity.

    Every due diligence is different, and should be treated as such, but in this video I share three tips which you can apply to any due diligence process.

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    Topics: Buying a business, Advice, Due diligence, Video

    Download our Due Diligence Checklist [free template]

    Posted by James Price | JPAbusiness on 19-Jul-2017 01:00:00

    Due diligence is a critical component of a successful business purchase – and it's also a complex one.

    We have created the JPAbusiness Due Diligence Checklist to help buyers:

    • conduct financial and commercial due diligence
    • understand the basic requirements of legal due diligence
    • recognise which documents you need to request from sellers and check them off as they are received.
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    Topics: Buying a business, Advice, Due diligence

    Due diligence – how to uncover those skeletons before it's too late

    Posted by James Price | JPAbusiness on 28-Jun-2017 05:36:00

    A successful business purchase is about doing your homework upfront and making sure you are well prepared

    In business circles this is called ‘doing your due diligence'

    You don’t want any nasty surprises after you take over – it's best to know about skeletons in the closet before it's too late to address them!

    And if you know the risks before you jump (buy the business), then you can plan your landing (mitigate and manage the impact) during the business transfer.

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    Topics: Buying a business, Due diligence

    How to conduct due diligence when buying a business [blog]

    Posted by James Price | JPAbusiness on 26-Apr-2017 05:25:00

    Due diligence is a similar process for everyone, but it’s not the same process. The depth of your analysis will depend on your appetite for risk, the particular business you are looking at and your specific requirements for a business.

    It involves assessing your expectations of a business proposition against the target acquisition to determine if it measures up and where there might be gaps, risks and issues in a transition to ownership.

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    Topics: Buying a business, Advice, Due diligence

    Should I do Legal due diligence when buying a business? [3 case studies]

    Posted by James Price | JPAbusiness on 01-Feb-2017 05:18:00

    Whether or not people do Legal due diligence when buying a business tends to be a factor of their appetite for risk and the price of the business they are considering buying.

    There are some situations – such as when you are buying within an industry you are very familiar with, or you’re paying a relatively low price for assets sold as the result of a liquidation – where you may feel you don’t need to invest in comprehensive Legal due diligence. (Of course, a low purchase price doesn't necessarily mean a low-risk acquisition, as you may be subject to other liabilities and obligations!)

    Our advice is to always get some preliminary advice on the potential risks and issues before deciding whether or not to conduct Legal due diligence.

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    Topics: Buying a business, Due diligence

    Top 10 do's and don'ts of business selling – No.9

    Posted by James Price | JPAbusiness on 25-Jan-2017 02:17:00

    Here is part 9 of our 10 do's and don'ts of business selling. We gained these insights from hard-won experience and observing what can happen in the business selling market!

    9. DON’T – Allow due diligence without commitment

    Do – Prequalify potential purchasers

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    Topics: Selling your business, Advice, Due diligence

     
    Disclaimer: The information contained in this blog is general in nature and should not be taken as personal, professional advice. Readers should make their own inquiries and obtain independent, professional advice before making any decisions, taking any action or relying on any information in this blog. 
     
     

     

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