Due diligence provides a detailed overview of the company. Due diligence is an important part of every purchase transaction, helping investors to take a closer look at all aspects of the company before the planned transaction. The information gathered during due diligence is also used in negotiations and helps to identify the risks to be hedged in the sales contract.

Due diligence is a thorough business, financial, tax and legal analysis of the acquired company. As a result of the analysis, we will prepare a report that provides a detailed overview of the audited company so that you can make an informed decision. This allows for a better understanding of the company's business model and key growth factors, the risks identified in the analysis and recommendations for dealing with them. The information gathered during due diligence will also be used in negotiations.

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The extent of due diligence depends on the transaction and the controlled entity, but may focus on, for example:

  • Quality of earnings - validating management adjustments, considering findings in the due diligence and one-off items, and the impacts of accounting estimates;
  • Historical trading results - analyzing growth drivers, top customers, revenue and margin development per client, segment or product and KPI’s relevant to the field;
  • Analysis of net debt to identify potential debt-like items and the seasonality and requirements of working capital;
  • Quality of financial and management reporting - commenting on the finance functions and controls, reporting and budgeting process etc.


2022-Glen Madis-jobbatical-300x300px.pngJobbatical has been offering relocation and immigration services to companies and their employees since 2019. We are constantly working to automate services and improve technology to build a world without borders.

Grant Thornton Baltic performed for Jobbatical red flag FDD and TDD as part of the capital raising process. It was a pleasure to work with the practical specialists of Grant Thornton Baltic. Their approach in the due diligence process was professional, thought out and clearly communicated helping us reach the result smoothly and efficiently.

Glen Madis
CFO of Jobbatical

Financial due diligence

Financial due diligence varies notably from a financial statement audit, as it analyses and explains the reasons and drivers behind the financial numbers and changes in business performance.

The scope of the due diligence depends on the company and we work together with you to put together a scope that will help you in achieving your goals.

A thorough due diligence will help you reduce risks, identify key matters for purchase agreement negotiations and post transaction integration of the target, and make sure there are no surprises at later stages.

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Acton Capital Partners is a leading growth-stage Venture Capital Fund with over two decades of investment experience backed with a deep understanding of tech-enabled business models. Our mission is to support tech-enabled pioneers that create value for the long run.

In 2022, we invested in the Estonian start-up Qualitista (dba “Klaus”). The company operates a customer support quality assurance SaaS solution to track and improve customer service for SMBs and enterprises. In the investment process we engaged Grant Thornton’s advisory team to perform a financial and tax due diligence on Klaus. Considering the fast pace and nature of the start-up world, we appreciate that Grant Thornton’s specialists were able to deliver the report within the short timeline established by the parties involved.

It has been a great pleasure to work with Grant Thornton’s advisory team!

2022 Acton logo 2.pngBenedikt Sudbrock
General Counsel
Acton Capital Partners GmbH


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