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Due Diligence Case Studies 


Credit Line  


A South American investor sought approval of a multi-million dollar credit line from a local financial institution. Assets listed included a manufacturing facility in the investor's home country, and the client was seeking verification of the facility's capacity. An associate in Miami arranged for a reputable investigator to visit the facility. He confirmed its status with local business owners and the local Chamber of Commerce and prepared a carefully written report with supporting photographs. The investor's request for credit was granted.


Investment Capital

An attorney contacted us on behalf of a client who wanted to invest a substantial sum into a manufacturing project. We were provided with web-based resumes on the subject. Our online research verified his past accomplishments in the industrial sector. He had prior success with other enterprises in the Midwest, and his career was well-documented in business and industry journals.

However, we uncovered a federal...Read More 



Do the "Due" (Diligence)      


In these challenging financial times, we've received a lot of requests to "find the money." Investments were made in promising enterprises that failed. Now the lawyers are called in to survey the damages and recover what they can. Often, there is nothing to find. Invested money has been lost due to a combination of overhead, bad timing, loss of credit lines, shrinking market share, mismanagement, or just plain foolishness.


There's no way around it, business is a risk. However, risk can be mitigated by excellent market research, sound management, a well prepared (and flexible) business plan, and access to both capital and credit. Risk cannot be mitigated merely by believing in a great proposal, a hunch, personal experience, or a smooth presentation. This is the arena of speculation, not investment, and a place of pitfalls, broken promises, and probable litigation.


Black's Law Dictionary defines due diligence as, "Such a measure of prudence, activity, or assiduity, as is properly to be expected from, and ordinarily exercised by, a reasonable and prudent man under the particular circumstances; not measured by any absolute standard, but depending on the relative facts of the special case."


So, what constitutes due diligence in your market? Is it running a database report to determine if the subject has any tangible assets, like real estate, automobiles, boats, or planes? Is it checking the local courthouse to identify liens, judgments, or pending lawsuits? Does due diligence involve conducting... Read More 



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