Friend has a leading market reputation for its transaction services and financial due diligence capabilities. We undertake investigations on behalf of acquiring clients, investors and banks to varying scopes of detail. Indeed, we are on the preferred list of “pre-lend” due diligence for a number of the major UK banks, a position typically only enjoyed by the large multinational advisers.
We offer a comprehensive range of transaction support and due diligence services, such as:
- acquisition due diligence
- vendor due diligence
- technological due diligence
- reviews of legal documentation such as SPAs and shareholder agreements
We don’t believe in a standard scope of work, but instead adopt a risk based approach tailored to the requirements of each engagement. We hold discussions with investors and management and review the information available to identify the key risk areas of the transaction.
This approach means that our work is prioritised towards these areas, and ensures that potential issues or “deal-breakers” are identified as early as possible, which guarantees that the end-users receive a focused report and ensures that our fees are extremely competitive.
Our transaction services team is made up of senior personnel with many years’ experience performing transaction based work in the largest six accountancy firms. We pride ourselves on guaranteeing a high level of partner and director involvement in each engagement. This ensures that you are given the best quality “no surprises” advice.
Our team is experienced in reporting to banks, investors and other institutions, with the ability to react quickly to changes in information, deadlines or areas of focus.