Get to the bottom of your deal with comprehensive due diligence services

Whether you’re looking to sell your company or buy another, you need the right information to evaluate your risks, inform the valuation, and structure the deal.

A successful transaction relies on deep insight into market trends, earnings and quality concerns, and operational integration – and the data analysis skills to turn these insights into actions. At Crowe, we provide a focused and flexible approach to due diligence services for mergers and acquisitions. Whether you’re a strategic buyer, private equity firm, or a lender, we can work with your team to analyze your specific needs and uncover the real value and inherent risks of your transaction. Our fully integrated, cost-effective, data-driven approach can help you work through your deal with confidence and ease.

When it comes to due diligence, you can’t afford to learn on the job

Due diligence gives you the opportunity to gather everything you need (and want) to know about a company, so you can make the right choice when it comes to buying or selling. From validating seller numbers to identifying operational levers for value creation, from understanding IT applications, to evaluating ESG opportunity, this process gives you a holistic look at how a company operates.

In due diligence, you want to identify exactly what you’re buying, and find ways to quickly advance the investment thesis post-close.

Because there is so much data to manage and so many areas of the business to consider (not to mention the other details you’re handling), it’s almost impossible for one person – or even an internal team – to manage. But you don’t have to do it alone.

Our due diligence services help you see the issues – and how to fix them

Our team’s approach to due diligence combines deep expertise with a deep knowledge of data analysis to focus on both the facts and how you should react to them. We don’t just tell you what’s wrong but give you suggestions on how to best address any issues.

Our team understands how each area of the business interacts with and affects the other – and we make those connections in our reports.

As we find problems, we can also help untangle them – for example, if we find a financial issue, we can consult with our operations team and try to find a solution. In every case, we’ll give you the most critical things you should do post-close to inform your investment strategies and help you get moving – or we can help you decide if you should leave the deal entirely.

We can help you understand – and connect – due diligence services and needs

Financial due diligence
Our experienced team can help you identify risk. Quality of earnings (Q of E) analysis leverages our historical industry insights to deliver more clarity to the potential risk of the transaction and a better understanding of the true financial performance of the company
Financial due diligence
Operations due diligence
We focus on the critical drivers of operational value creation and areas of risk to help you sharpen your investment thesis, decide how to value operational changes in your transaction, and position you for post-close execution.
Operations due diligence
IT due diligence
IT due diligence protects and enables enterprise value creation by highlighting risks and recommending IT projects to support the business. We identify post-close projects and help set budgets, timing, and prioritization to help you quickly advance the investment thesis.
IT due diligence
ESG due diligence
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) practices are more important than ever. Our focused ESG assessment can help you locate red flags, risks, and opportunities related to governance, human capital, environmental policies, and more. 
ESG due diligence
Sell-side due diligence
Our team’s deep knowledge of due diligence can also help if you’re looking to sell your company. Whether you need specific financial due diligence or carve-out cost analyses, we can work with you to spot (and help solve) any issues before you start the sale.  
Sell-side due diligence

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Our team offers fully integrated, cost-effective, data-driven due diligence services

Our experienced team of dedicated transaction services and due diligence professionals has assisted private equity and strategic buyers on more than $100 billion of transactions. We can help meet your due diligence needs with buy-side, sell-side, and deal structuring assistance, including due diligence for finance, operations, human resources, and commercial value. Offering flexibility in timing, scope, and deliverables, our approach includes hands-on leadership from executives and senior managers. We leverage advanced data analytics to help you identify deal breakers, risks, and opportunities for improvement. Let us help you create a due diligence plan for your transaction.

  • Tom Vande Berg can answer your questions about financial due diligence.
  • Curt Gendron can consult on issues related to operational due diligence.
  • Daniela Arias can work with you on a wide range of ESG due diligence needs.