Financial due diligence

Mitigate risks and maximize returns with an analysis of key deal drivers

Financial due diligence is the compass that guides decision makers

A failure to uncover significant operating and financial performance drivers can put a deal and investors at risk. At RSM, we delve deep to provide support at every stage of the transaction process by identifying the most critical financial value drivers, risks and opportunities. Our approach considers not just the quality of earnings, but the key business drivers, industry-based issues and complex deal advisory matters such as working capital assistance and purchase agreement reviews. Our goal is ensuring that every financial facet is transparent, providing a foundation for informed investment decisions. 

Through rigorous analysis of financial statements, accounting practices and financial controls, financial due diligence helps acquirers make well-informed decisions, optimize valuations and negotiate favorable deal terms. It also aids in identifying synergies, uncovering hidden costs and ensuring that the financial aspects of the deal align with the broader strategic goals of the acquiring entity, ultimately contributing to the success and sustainability of the transaction.

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Number of transactions completed between 2018-2022

Business and professional services


Consumer products






Technology, media and telecom


Financial due diligence services

We normalize EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization) by identifying items that may affect the valuation, helping clients to understand earnings quality and gain a clear picture of a company’s true state of financial health. Items may include noncash or nonrecurring transactions, timing errors, pro forma adjustments and normalization adjustments.

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