M&A Mergers & Acquisition Due Diligence Checklist

Top 10 Free M&A Due Diligence Resources

A guide to a range of free due diligence resources to assist boards, management teams and risk managers during the due diligence phase of mergers or acquisitions is listed below.

M&A: The One Thing You Need to Get Right (Article)

A list of due diligence questions and issues to consider.


Key Due Diligence Activities In A Merger And Acquisition Transaction (Article)

An article on the key activities to be undertaken.


Human Due Diligence (Article)

An article from David Harding and Ted Rouse on the importance of people issues in mergers and acquisitions


IT Due Diligence Checklist: Must-Assess Technology Elements Prior to Any Acquisition (Article)

A good guide to the IT and IT-related issues to consider as part any of any due diligence process.


Due Diligence When Buying a Business (Website)

A comprehensive list of due diligence considerations from the State Government of Queensland


 Acquisition Due Diligence Checklist (Article)

Acquisition checklist form global firm LexisNexis


Buying A Business – Due Diligence Checklist (Website)

A comprehensive list of due diligence considerations from the US Federal Government entity, Score


Complete M&A Due Diligence Checklist for 2023 (Checklist)

Acquisition checklist from DealRoom


Due Diligence Checklist: Everything You Need to Know (Checklist)

Acquisition checklist from upcounsel


Due Diligence Checklist When Buying A Business (Checklist)

CEO Hangout’s due diligence checklist


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