The AMA Handbook of Due Diligence

The AMA Handbook of Due Diligence

Authors: William M. Crilly, Andrew J. Sherman
Pub Date: June 2010
Print Edition: $295.00
Print ISBN: 9780814413821
Page Count: 848
Format: Hardback
Edition: Revised and Updated Edition
e-Book ISBN: 9780814413852

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Revised & Updated Edition of the Most Complete Due Diligence Guide Ever Published!

If you are...acquiring, merging, selling, appraising, auditing, or underwriting a business entity or business unit, don’t proceed without The AMA Handbook of Due Diligence.

What makes The AMA Handbook of Due Diligence so special? It’s really an annotated collection of almost 400 forms – easy to use and customize from the companion CD-ROM – that allow you to record and analyze every possible operational and financial activity of the business units under investigation. Probing sequences of questions penetrate into the darkest corners…long lists of possible reasons lead you to research the background of every “fact”. All the danger signs Crilly and Sherman have learned to recognize are uncompromisingly confronted. The forms elicit such realities as:

• Projections unrealistic because of factors not taken into account

• Disputes between directors and controlling shareholders

• Management not providing directors with accurate information

• Potential losing contracts

• Changes in competitive environment

• Global economic factors

…just to mention a few of the thousands of real-life possibilities you can pinpoint with the help of this amazingly complete investigative guide.

Why do so many new ventures, mergers and acquisitions fail? Not because the due diligence investigation doesn’t yield good answers. Rather because some important questions are never asked. Here at last is an easy-to-use system so detailed and far-seeing that no potential development is overlooked. It includes:

• Almost 400 ready-to-use forms

• Step-by-step practical guidance

• Advice on evaluating information and danger signs

• A CD-ROM with all the forms you need to perform complete due diligence

All this adds up to create a logical, sequenced methodology that hunts down the full and accurate truth. With probing, uncompromising insistence, The AMA Handbook of Due Diligence gives you the means to diligently pursue each detail to satisfactory closure. It gives you the power to ensure the fusion of a profitable new entity or the successful absorption of one entity by another.

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