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The AMA Handbook of Due Diligence by Andrew J. Sherman, William M. Crilly

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DUE DILIGENCE HANDBOOK 1-00
SECTION 1
PREFACE
CONTENTS
SUBJECT TEXT
What’s New In This Edition. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
What Is “Due Diligence?” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Overview: The Art And Science Of Due Diligence. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Why Is Due Diligence Necessary?. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Common Due Diligence Problems And Exposure Areas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Common Mistakes Made By The Buyer During The Due Diligence Investigation . . . . . 7
Special Due Diligence Considerations In A Post Sarbanes-Oxley Age. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
The Disclosure Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Checklist Of Items Post Sarbox . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Some Useful Definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
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