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Due Diligence Services in Abu Dhabi

Are you considering a detailed evaluation or investment in a company or project? Do you seek insights beyond the surface numbers? Our Due Diligence team specializes in assessing businesses across Abu Dhabi and other emirates in the UAE, providing essential information to guide your transaction decisions.

We assist you by:

  • Identifying transaction-related issues for early resolution
  • Establishing the true value or cost of a business transaction
  • Empowering you to negotiate favorable terms during transactions

Our team of internal auditors and analysts has extensive experience in Due Diligence across diverse sectors, including Manufacturing, Financial Services, Trading & Distribution, Oil & Gas, Technology, Healthcare, Hospitality, Digital, and Social Media, among others.

Our Due Diligence services enable you to:

  • Confirm the authenticity of the business
  • Verify all critical facts related to the business
  • Assess the risks and opportunities associated with the proposed transaction
  • Minimize the risk of unexpected challenges post-transaction
  • Foster trust between unrelated parties
  • Identify potential deal breakers within the target and avoid unfavorable transactions
  • Ensure compliance with investment or acquisition criteria

Our Approach

01. Developing a program that outlines the business purpose of the acquisition, critical goals, and objectives.

02. Understanding the specific sector and key focus areas relevant to the Due Diligence.

03. Assigning a skilled team of professionals with a blend of sector-specific and functional expertise.

04. Establishing clear timelines for completing each phase of the assignment.

05. Issuing a comprehensive written Due Diligence report.

06. Conducting the Due Diligence process and promptly communicating issues as they arise.

07. Establishing protocols and criteria for collecting and retaining information.

Due Diligence Process - Our Methodology

Utilizing proprietary intelligence for successful transactions, our teams significantly enhance your likelihood of success by:

  • Understanding your objectives and developing mutually agreed procedures.
  • Providing professional strategic, commercial, and financial due diligence with robust regional insights.
  • Delivering regular reports that connect commercial and financial issues to your strategic goals.
  • Facilitating decision-making and transaction negotiations.
  • Assisting with post-transaction implementation procedures.

How Can We Assist You

  • Conducting Financial & Accounting Due Diligences
  • Performing Strategic Due Diligence
  • Assessing IT / System Due Diligence
  • Conducting Operational Due Diligence, including Commercial / Market Feasibility Studies
  • Reviewing Human Resources processes and outsourcing providers
  • Conducting Internal Controls Diligence
  • Assessing Risk Management by evaluating target profiles and focus areas
  • Conducting Regulatory / Compliance diligence

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Frequently Asked Questions – Due Diligence

Why is Due Diligence important in Abu Dhabi?

Due Diligence refers to an investigation or audit conducted before making a significant investment or business decision to verify all relevant facts. It goes beyond mere financial data to provide a comprehensive analysis of underlying factors. Conducting Due Diligence is crucial for individuals and organizations in Abu Dhabi as it helps mitigate unforeseen risks and ensures a deeper understanding of the target entity or investment.

What types of Due Diligence does HLB Abu Dhabi adopt?

HLB Abu Dhabi adopts various types of Due Diligence tailored to specific needs:

  • Financial Due Diligence: Focuses on verifying financial information and assessing business performance in terms of earnings, assets, liabilities, cash flow, and management.
  • Commercial Due Diligence: Aims to understand market conditions, sector-specific regulations, competitor analysis, and other commercial aspects.
  • Tax Due Diligence: Evaluates tax implications, historical exposures, potential savings, current tax positions, and tax-neutral deal structures.
  • Human Resources Due Diligence: Assesses the impact of human capital by evaluating qualifications, technical skills, and initiative of senior management and key staff.
  • Operational Due Diligence: Considers non-financial aspects such as systems, processes, management team, staffing levels, HR practices, insurance, and risk assessment.
  • Legal Due Diligence: Investigates legal risks related to rights, obligations, property ownership, intellectual property, and employment disputes.
  • Administrative Due Diligence: Verifies administrative items like facilities, occupancy rates, workstations, and ensures operational costs are accurately reflected in financials.
  • Asset Due Diligence: Includes detailed reviews of fixed assets, lease agreements, capital equipment transactions, real estate deeds, mortgages, and use permits.
  • Intellectual Property Due Diligence: Examines patents, copyrights, trademarks, brand names, pending claims, and intellectual property violations.
  • Customer Due Diligence: Analyzes top customers, service agreements, insurance coverage, credit policies, customer satisfaction scores, and related reports.
What are the steps involved in the Due Diligence process in Abu Dhabi?

The Due Diligence process typically includes the following steps:

  • Define the scope and information requirements for Due Diligence.
  • Obtain and analyze preliminary information from the target company, including historical financials, management reports, business plans, banking details, liabilities, operations, and employee information.
  • Understand key transaction drivers and objectives.
  • Conduct interviews, review policies, and procedures.
  • Perform onsite assessments and detailed walkthroughs as necessary.
  • Engage in discussions with key management to validate findings.
  • Analyze the implications of key discoveries.
  • Issue a comprehensive Due Diligence report summarizing findings and recommendations.
What happens after the Accounting System Analysis is complete?

Once implemented, we offer ongoing follow-up services to ensure your new system functions optimally and provide readily available reports for clear financial insights.

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