March 07, 2019

Merrill Insight™ | The Future of Due Diligence – White Paper

What does the future of due diligence look like? And how can savvy deal makers best prepare for it? This white paper explores four common trends driving transformation in the way due diligence is viewed, planned and conducted within the larger M&A lifecycle. Topics include:

  • Implications of increasing specialization on M&A
  • Shift to a state of continued M&A preparedness
  • Adjustments to long-term M&A and project management approaches
  • Impact of technology advancements on the diligence process
  • Key takeaways for M&A practitioners.

Think you’re prepared? Test your readiness against our practitioners’ checklist at the end of the report.

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