Due diligence

At a time when the public sector is considering a raft of restructuring measures, it’s important that there are no hidden surprises to come.

Informing your decisions

Our due diligence reports are designed to give you anything but the traditional – and lengthy - standard information.  Instead we will cut to the chase, giving you a clear and concise opinion on our findings as well as practical recommendations.

Our approach

We believe that you can’t truly identify and understand issues of due diligence by a desktop review alone, and that’s why we make sure our due diligence process involves speaking directly to all the parties involved, getting a real life picture of how the public sector organisations concerned operate.

Concise focused advice

We want to minimise your exposure to any form of risk in your future business activities. Our work will examine which areas may pose a threat or need further exploration and attention, providing you with advice on:

  • Future performance and sources of income
  • Long term contracts and commitments
  • Existing debts and liabilities
  • Harmonisation of IT systems
  • Staff terms and conditions
  • VAT recovery and exposure

Our report will give you reassurance as well as making it clear which elements of your project will require more attention.

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Further education colleges

Further education colleges

Our expertise in mergers has helped colleges in Scotland through the current programme of college mergers and restructuring.