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Operational and IT due diligence

Value leakage may occur if the buyer does not fully understand the assets being acquired and any associated operational risks. Stakeholders are requiring increasing advice on value creation opportunities and many are incorporating these into their investment and banking cases.

Our issues-led approach to operational and IT due diligence helps businesses maximise transaction value. We offer more than the early identification of the operational and IT issues affecting a business case – we support the deal from initial insight through to value realisation.

Client benefits

  • Identify hidden upsides for inclusion in the investment model
  • Deliver robust analysis of risks and opportunities for financing needs
  • Clarify target’s operational and IT capabilities
  • Identify and validate synergies

How we help

Deal evaluation Deal execution Deal effectiveness
Buy side
Seek to identify red flags on operational issues, risks and opportunities Provide confirmatory due diligence  
Challenge and accelerate business plans    
Review business and IT operational models    
Provide specific, tailored scope due diligence    
Sell side
Provide independent assessment of management’s business plans    
Prepare for bidder’s key questions    
Provide vendor assistance and prepare business for sale    
Provide operational and IT vendor due diligence    

Contact us

To find out more, contact one of our specialists:

EY - Tony Qui Email Tony Qui
Lead Partner
+44 (0)20 7951 5820

EY - Michel Driessen Email Michel Driessen
+44 (0)20 7951 8792

EY - Alex Gaunt Email Alex Gaunt
+44 (0)20 7951 0278

EY - Aswin Nagarajan Email Aswin Nagarajan
+44 (0)20 7951 2591

EY - Brian Marshall Email Brian Marshall
+44 (0)20 795 11295

EY - Faizul Ali Email Faizul Ali
+44 (0)20 7951 1172

EY - Fredrik Bürger Email Fredrik Bürger
+44 (0)20 7951 6414

EY - Gary Turner Email Gary Turner
+44 (0)20 7951 3311

EY - John Clarke Email John Clarke
+44 (0)20 7951 6388

EY - Matt Bartell Email Matt Bartell
+44 (0)20 7951 1771

EY - Mike Parr Email Mike Parr
+44 (0)20 7951 8551

EY - Yawar Murad Email Yawar Murad
+44 (0)20 7980 9549

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EY - M&A Awards Winner 2013

Financial Times and mergermarket M&A Awards Winner 2013

Unquote British Private Equity Awards winner 2011 - Due Diuligence Specialist of the Year, and Unquote British Private Equity Awards winner 2012

‘Due diligence specialist of the year’ 2011 and ‘Financial Due Diligence Provider of the Year’ 2012, Unquote British Private Equity Awards

Private Equity Foundation

Supporter Firm of the Year
Private Equity Foundation 2012