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Successful Acquisitions by David Braun

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Who Does Due Diligence?

The role of the Acquisition Coordinator is to continue to steer the ship and always keep a strategic focus, but there are several others involved in due diligence. As well as the outside experts—lawyers, valuation consultants, and accountants—most of your A-Team shares responsibility for the process. Assuming your acquisition team includes members from all the functional areas of your business, each of those individuals should head up the due diligence for his area.

Your third-party adviser can play a valuable role in recommending experts and organizing your A-Team to take on its due diligence responsibilities. However, I advise against ceding too much control to your outside adviser. It is imperative that you maintain ...

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