There is no question that it is essential for a buyer of a business to conduct due diligence of the target's legal, financial and business operations as a condition of proceeding with the transaction. However, if you are the seller of te business have you considered the importance of due diligence of your business before seeking potential purchasers? A meaningful evaluation and due diligence of your company's legal, financial and business operations prior to seeking before seeking an exit will avoid issues arising after a potential suitor has been found. A buyer will often use issues discovered in the due diligence process to renegotiate the purchase price or it may even result in termination of the transaction. Therefore, performing a complete review of your company's business, legal and financial matters provides the seller an opportunity to address potential obstacles to a sale and reduces the likelihood the buyer will try to renegotiate the purchase price for the business.
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Ready to Sell: Have You Done Due Diligence of Your Company?