Due Diligence


Transactions that have been through a comprehensive due diligence process are ultimately the most successful. Determining the effectiveness of processes, infrastructure, systems and financial reporting as well as identifying areas of future capital requirements are essential to conducting effective due diligence and will ultimately allow an Organisation to maximise value.


Protiviti’s integrated one-stop solution assist clients for buy-side financial, tax, information technology, compliance and HR due diligence. Organisations also benefit from Protiviti’s experience with sell-side diligence service offerings, identification of undisclosed risks, highlighting key deal issues, and providing valuable insight on transaction synergies. Protiviti tailors the approach for each individual transaction to maximise value and deliver a quality work product in a timely manner. The Protiviti M&A team has considerable experience advising clients on a full breadth of issues from minor negotiating points to major deal breakers.

Our due diligence service offerings primarily consist of the following areas of expertise:

Financial & Accounting

Protiviti’s defined, yet flexible approach to financial due diligence is comprehensive and designed to uncover key transaction issues.  Financial Due Diligence typically includes: Quality of Earnings, Quality of Assets, Evaluation of Finance/Accounting policies and controls, potential tax exposures, and an assessment of financial projections.

IT Infrastructure & Security

Our experienced team works with clients to assess the IT Organisation’s structure, culture, governance, process and costs to provide insight into the Target’s ability to meet service objectives, align with the business, and manage change effectively.

Risk & Compliance

We work against strict timelines as dictated by the client and the transaction to clearly evaluate the target company’s state of compliance including Sarbanes Oxley Act, industry regulations, risk management, FCPA,  vendor management, and legal issues.

Human Resources

Our team has extensive experience identifying potential HR related risks and opportunities within HR operations, compensation & benefits, and management.  Our assessment helps acquirers better understand cultural fit of the target for add-on investments and provides for a seamless transition through deal close and integration.