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Due Diligence and the Business Transaction: Getting a Deal Done by Jeffrey W. Berkman

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A Material Legal Issue Can Kill the Deal

The previous chapters examined the role of the due diligence process in a business transaction, the importance of preparing a due diligence plan as a road map for the investigation, and formulation of the due diligence questionnaire, which should include standard questions common to almost all business transactions, and deal-type and deal-specific questions that depend on the nature and terms of the proposed business deal. Although the target company hopes no negative issues are discovered, due diligence can uncover a variety of issues. Some can be resolved with a relatively easy financial or legal fix, ...

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