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Selling Your Technology Company for Maximum Value: A comprehensive guide for entrepreneurs by Rupert Cook

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10: Due Diligence

If you don’t prepare well for it, due diligence can be a nerve-wracking, surprising and disappointing exercise, so make sure you’ve prepared everything possible in advance.

In the previous chapters, “Preparing For The Sale Process” and “Starting The Sale Process”, I went through the importance of pulling together all the information and documentation about your company and creating any relevant documentation that hadn’t existed or been formalised before. This included reviewing all your contracts, securing ownership over all your assets and having a thorough inventory of these, making sure you’ve got up-to-date audited accounts, resolving any legal issues and generally getting your house in order. If you have all of this ...

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