8 tips for conducting due diligence [infographic]

Posted by James Price | JPAbusiness on 09-Oct-2019 02:00:00

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Due diligence is ‘the process of acquiring objective and reliable information on a … company as required, especially before a commercial acquisition’ [Macquarie Dictionary].

The over-riding purpose of due diligence is to ensure there are no nasty surprises after you buy a business.

We’ve created the following infographic to share some of our top tips for people embarking on the due diligence process.

8 tips for conducting due diligence infographic

The infographic above is a simple introduction to the due diligence process. You can visit our free online Resource Library for more detailed resources:


Do I have to do due diligence?

Buying a business is one of the most significant investments a person will make in their lifetime.

If you were considering buying a business and there was an identifiable risk of a negative event occurring within that business, such as:

  • loss of key staff
  • loss of key supplier or customer relationships
  • default on payments
  • legal claims
  • market slumps

… wouldn’t you want to know?

Due diligence allows you to recognise those risks before you commit to purchasing, so you can minimise the risk of a negative event impacting your financial strength and wellbeing. 

At JPAbusiness we regularly prepare detailed, custom due diligence checklists for business-buying clients. If you would like to know more about our due diligence services, contact the team on 02 6360 0360 (Orange) or 02 9893 1803 (Parramatta) for a confidential, initial discussion.


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James Price 2018 smallJames Price has over 30 years' experience in providing strategic, commercial and financial advice to Australian and international business clients. James' blogs provide business advice for aspiring and current small to mid-sized business owners, operators and managers.


Topics: Buying a business, Due diligence, infographic, business advice, James Price, Parramatta, Orange NSW

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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