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Due Diligence & Risk Assessments

Informing better deal-making to maximize value

From industry shifts and economic cycles to legal risks and cultural differences, innumerable factors determine whether a transaction generates synergies and creates value. Pinpointing, prioritizing, and understanding these seemingly intractable factors can be incredibly difficult, particularly amidst the rush to get a deal done. Inevitably, a lack of preparation and uninformed deal-making can destroy shareholder and enterprise value. Careful diligence and a comprehensive viewpoint of the risks and opportunities on the horizon are necessary to confront uncertainty and manage challenges.

Ankura helps clients make sound decisions by pinpointing and prioritizing the key issues that might affect a potential transaction.

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Financial Due Diligence

Our buy-side and sell-side financial due diligence services incorporate an unparallel level of industry expertise with a deep understanding of current and trending market factors that drive value.

Technology Due Diligence

Our data and technology experts perform detailed analysis of a target’s digital and technological capabilities.

Operational Due Diligence

Our operational specialists help our clients understand and manage any operational risks to optimize costs and ensure continuity.

Commercial Due Diligence

We work with our clients to develop an analytical approach to understanding a target’s current clients, prospects and go-to-market effectiveness.

Supply Chain Due Diligence

We assess regulatory, legal, and operational risk throughout the supply chain of a potential target no matter where they are in the world.

Cultural Due Diligence

Our team of labor, talent, and culture experts helps our clients assess the talent and culture of a potential target to ensure that the cultural integrity of our clients remains intact.

Global Hospitality Company

Providing Operational Due Diligence for a Global Acquisition

Ankura provided commercial and operational due diligence services to one of the largest US-based, third-party hotel management companies in connection with their efforts to acquire a hotel management organization in a foreign market with a portfolio of 40+ predominantly mid-scale branded hotels. 

The Ankura Difference

While every acquisition and divestiture are different, Ankura employs a disciplined and rigorous approach to due diligence to ensure that all material risks and opportunities are considered in a potential deal. We leverage Ankura’s global network of functional and industry experts to deliver customized and tailored diligence solutions that reflect the reality of any transaction in a way that matches the target, acquirer, and market environment of the deal.

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