Due Diligence

When dealing with important life events or business decisions, it is important to have as much information and analysis to hand as possible to ensure that you take the correct decisions. Although detailed information and analysis do not guarantee success, it can go a long way to mitigating the risks involved in such decisions.

Our team of trusted experts offer a comprehensive due diligence service, including involvement from IT specialists for all your personal and business requirements.

By getting to know the issue inside and out, our due diligence specialists can carry out a thorough appraisal to give you confidence that you are making the best decisions.

Due Diligence Services

The Douglas Home & Co team can undertake in-depth due diligence on a range of topics, including:

Financial Due Diligence

Whether you are purchasing or selling a business, or making important business or investment decisions, our team can execute detailed due diligence to ensure you are well-informed.

Fraud Investigation

Our team can assist in detecting fraud by carrying out discreet and comprehensive due diligence, as well as provide practical advice on how to proceed.

Power of Attorney and Executory

From The Office of Public Guardian and Power of Attorney investigations to executory fraud or mishandling, our experts can undertake a thorough analysis of financial records.

Due Diligence FAQs

What does due diligence mean?

Due diligence is an investigation or review of a business or individual’s financial records to confirm the facts or details of the matter under consideration. It is often undertaken by individuals or companies to assess the risks involved before entering into a proposed agreement with another party.

What is carried out in a financial due diligence exercise?

Financial due diligence is an in-depth examination and analysis of a business’s finances. A company’s current and historic financial performance will be examined in detail to determine future projections and identify and mitigate any potential risks involved. This process can aid decision-making by ensuring that individuals are well-informed before making key decisions such as purchasing a business, buying an asset or investing.

How long does due diligence take?

The process of due diligence varies greatly depending on the specific event.

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Due Diligence Specialists

Craig Telford & Robyn Cockburn

Craig is the Audit Manager at Douglas Home & Co and has been with the firm since 2021. He became a Chartered Accountant in 2016 and has a wealth of knowledge and experience in both accounts and audits. Craig oversees the fraud due diligence work at Douglas Home & Co.

Robyn is the Corporate Tax Planning Manager at Douglas Home & Co and has worked for the firm since 2019. Qualifying as a Chartered Tax Advisor in 2021, Robyn now heads up the corporate tax planning team and is involved in the financial due diligence.

“As we had already started the conversation about selling with Caroline, I had the confidence of knowing we were in a strong position entering the negotiations. It was reassuring to know that the DHCO team had already started considering the complex due diligence work, making the whole process a lot easier. The whole DHCO team were fantastic to work with. Caroline was overseeing the whole process, but our main point of contact was Robyn Cockburn, who worked with her team to gather everything together and review it in great detail.”

– Bob Ballantyne

Due Diligence Tip

If you are considering selling your business, starting your due diligence early and ensuring you have all the relevant information gathered is important. By starting the process early you will be prepared and ready if a potential buyer expresses interest.

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Meeting All Your Accountancy Needs

As well as Due Diligence support, we offer a range of other Accountancy Services to meet your business needs:

Local support

With offices located across Scotland and North England, we can meet where it is most convenient for you

Industry expertise

Our specialists have knowledge spanning many different sectors including agriculture, property, hospitality and medical businesses

Director led

Our highly experienced directors are involved at all levels of the business, making sure you are getting the best service possible

Forward thinking

We take a modern and fresh approach, helping businesses think outside the box and secure exciting opportunities

Making it personal

We work as an extension to your business, getting to know your unique needs

Helping you grow

We are business development specialists, helping your business to go further

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