Best Practices in Due Diligence: Avoiding Risks, Unearthing Opportunity

Is transaction due diligence performed to only determine a fair price? What about avoiding risks and unearthing opportunities during the due diligence process? During this panel discussion you will hear from a variety of professionals who have been involved in the due diligence process as lenders, investors, counsel, financial advisors and investigators. Some of the areas covered will be:

How to find hidden values and where to search for clues.
How to select the right service providers
Due diligence beyond legal and accounting
How to use due diligence to uncover opportunities (revenue and cost savings), not just risks?
Black Holes in pre-acquisition due diligence
o Undisclosed risks, hidden liabilities or onerous commitment
Its's about the people too - How much do you know about the people you are doing business with and do you really want to know?
Its not a Google search
What kind of due diligence do lenders, LP and co-investors expect?

Moderator, Martin Magida, CFA, Managing Director, Carter, Morse & Mathias
Margaret Isa Butler, Attorney, Greenberg Traurig
Kevin Kaden, Partner, BDO USA, LLP
Gil Ozir, US Country Manager, AMR International
Tim Shanley, President & CEO, Celebration Foods
Michael Struble, Director, Wasserstein & Co.

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