Due Diligence: The power of knowledge
Making a detailed analysis of the transactions a company makes can prove invaluable when measuring its worth, particularly in a merger situation, writes Martin Baldock
Victor Kiam, the American entrepreneur who made his fortune with Remington electric razors, was widely known for his quote that “he liked the product so much, he bought the company”. One of his lesser-known quotes was “information is a negotiator’s greatest weapon.” In the world of mergers and acquisitions (M&A), business valuations often become the subject of negotiation as actual value and perceived value can differ widely.
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