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How to lay the groundworks for the sale of a family-run business?

18 October 2017
Bartosz MIŁASZEWSKI
The sale of a family business is always a far more difficult a process than its divestiture by means of a fund or a large corporation. Selling a family business means a great change for both the entrepreneur - the business owner, and the staff. It also exerts an inevitable impact on the relationships with customers and suppliers. However, such a change primarily affects the owner and staff.

Due diligence – in Poland and abroad

25 May 2017
Łucja PADRAK
In March, RSM Poland participated in the European conference on due diligence. The meeting with transaction advisors from across Europe allowed for the exchange of experience and views concerning methods of conducting due diligence, which are different in Poland compared to Western countries.

Organisation of the due diligence process – part 4

13 February 2017
Krzysztof WOŹNIAK
Basically, the place where documents are made available by the seller to the auditor for inspection is the so-called data room. There are two ways to share information in order to carry out due diligence...

Transaction adviser as the Guardian Angel of each investor

30 January 2017
Monika SKÓRKA
It is not my purpose to enumerate the financial benefits of the due diligence process during negotiations, because this was discussed in the article "Due diligence − a service worth millions", but I want to point out the risk that is associated with too much confidence in yourself and your infallibility.

Organisation of the due diligence process – part 1

13 July 2016
Krzysztof WOŹNIAK
The condition for making right investment decisions is possessing reliable and accurate information. In sale and purchase transactions there is a significant asymmetry of information, and the seller always has a significant information advantage over the buyer. In order to minimize the risk related to their potential purchase, investors have developed a series of measures to protect their interests. Due diligence is one of the tools that should be used before making the final investment decision. It should be noted that the higher the investment risk, the more attention should be paid to it.