Startup & Entrepreneurship

Due Diligence Masterclass

New York City
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Due Diligence Masterclass

Introduction

RBNC designed this course to provide a detailed explanation of the fundamental concepts of due diligence and how due diligence objectives accomplished in complicated scenarios.

This practical program will be followed by 3 months of coaching after 2 days of training in class

How you will benefit

  • Simplify the complex of due diligence, supporting participants in remembering and applying these concepts in their current jobs and essential business decisions
  • Be able to produce a cohesive due diligence methodology suitable for any investment or deal
  • Gain knowledge on how a due diligence process can be useful and how you can avoid the disaster.

Who should attend

  • Investment or strategy professionals
  • Finance managers, business analysts, equity analysts, bankers, portfolio managers
  • Finance directors, development directors, directors of strategy
  • Functional/ department heads and decision-making professionals
  • Financial professionals, such as CPAs and CFAs
  • Business owners, entrepreneurs, investors, and consultants
  • Corporate financiers, corporate planners, in-house lawyers, and company secretaries
  • Any other professionals who want to upgrade their skills in due diligence

What you will cover

Module 1: Due Diligence: Introduction

  • What is due diligence, when is it required, and why should it be conducted?
  • Importance of planning and control of due diligence
  • Phases of due diligence
  • Sources of due diligence data
  • Real-life examples of trade debacles that resulted from inefficient due diligence protocols

Module 2: Types of Due Diligence 

  • Financial and commercial due diligence
  • Employee/HR due diligence
  • Legal due diligence, contracts, leases and obligations
  • Fixed assets due diligence
  • Systems and IT due diligence
  • Environmental due diligence

Module 3: The Phases of Due Diligence

  • The Phases Of Due Diligence
  • Strategy, planning, and data analysis in due diligence
  • Verification, negotiation, and completion of due diligence
  • Post due diligence transactions and comfort letters

Module 4: Steps of Due Diligence

  • Developing the right team
  • Preparation of a checklist
  • Collection of information
  • Creation of Data room
  • Review of documents
  • Finalize reports and findings

Module 5: Managing a data room

  • Role of a data room in due diligence
  • Types of data rooms
  • Physical data room vs. virtual data room

Module 6: Creating the Due Diligence team 

  • What is the right team?
  • Composition of the team
  • Delegation of the role and responsibilities of financial experts, business analysts, and legal professionals in the due diligence team

Module 7: How to analyze the received information

  • How to collect the information?
  • What kinds of information should be collected?
  • How to analyze the company information?
  • Review of the company’s competitors and industry

Module 8: Planning and Monitoring the Due Diligence assignment

  • Importance of planning in due diligence
  • Protocols for drafting a workable due diligence plan
  • Naming the essential actions, targets, and deliverable s
  • Significance of continual assessment and assignment supervision

Module 9: How to write attractive Due Diligence reports

  • Different types of reports
  • How to organize your findings?
  • Prevent the usual snags in business report writing
  • Comprehending the components of an ideal due diligence report

Module 10: Financial Due Diligence

  • Features and objectives of financial due diligence
  • Who should undertake financial due diligence?
  • How to manage critical information like purchase analyses, sales info, assets valuation, and acquisition audit
  • Accounting policies and conformation to prescribed standards and norms
  • Audited financial statements and analysis

Module 11: Commercial Due Diligence

  • Features and principles of commercial due diligence
  • Correlation between financial and commercial due diligence
  • Various areas to be covered
  • Business risks and other disadvantages

Module 12: Human resources Due Diligence

  • Analysis of employee demographics, employee terms and agreements, and HR company policies
  • Assessment of targets compensation structure and benefit plans
  • Determination of any complaints against KMP
  • Finalization of the list of employees in the core management team including the board of directors and key management executives
  • Review of transition challenges inhuman resources in M&A

Module 13: Legal Due Diligence

  • Points to cover in legal, due diligence
  • Review of pending litigation’s and its financial implication
  • Adjustment of financial liabilities resulting from the litigation with valuation
  • Licenses and permissions including environmental permissions and its risk on the business
  • Key legal documents, such as incorporation, funding and loan documentation, contracts, and insurance and their financial implication and uncertainty on the business

Module 14: Environmental Due Diligence

  • Features and objectives of environmental due diligence
  • Principal players in environmental due diligence
  • Structure of environmental due diligence
  • Area to cover including terrestrial, aquatic, and atmospheric expulsions, contamination due to toxic waste disposal
  • Civil and criminal outcomes due to negligence

Module 15: Fixed assets Due Diligence

  • Listing and locating of company-owned assets
  • Classification of assets purchased on lease and assets given as collateral’s
  • Valuation of asset-based classification
  • Impact of these on the business and transactions

Module 16: System and IT Due Diligence

  • Features and objectives of IT due diligence
  • Who should take up IT due diligence?
  • Software and hardware platforms
  • Systems advancement and maintenance
  • Cloud computing & cyber security and its consequences
  • Possibility of deceptions and other disruptions

Module 17: How to decode the Due Diligence reports 

  • Assimilation of data and interpretation of results
  • Influence of due diligence on decision-making
  • Accomplishment of the recommendations made during due diligence
  • Incorporation of finding in keys documents
  • Successful assimilation of reports to crucial management

Module 18: How to undertake Startup Due Diligence

  • How to organize the startup DD
  • How startups DD is different
  • Things to focus on the DD
  • Review of IPs, products, team, market, financial and capitalization
  • How to plan the cost and time

Module 19: Mistakes to avoid in Due Diligence

  • Common mistakes
  • How to avoid such mistakes
  • Impact of mistakes
Study Time

This practical training program is designed with:

16 hours training - 2 days

Schedule

New York City
4,500 $
21 Sep & 22 Sep 2021
Hong Kong
4,500 $
12 Jan & 13 Jan 2022

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