M&A due diligence after Brexit

15 Nov 2016

The due diligence process is crucial for buyers in deciding whether or not to proceed in an acquisition of a business and, if so, on what terms. Following the outcome of the EU referendum, due diligence into areas of the target business which may be affected by Brexit may prove even more key in the decision-making process.

M&A activity will continue before any agreement is reached on the specifics of Brexit and the UK’s ongoing status in relation the single market. During this period of uncertainty, the informed acquisitive buyer should widen the extent of its due diligence to include a number of Brexit-specific due diligence areas.

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