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Due Diligence

A confidential workshop to help the senior management team navigate a way through the maze of due diligence services to achieve long-lasting and water-tight business transactions.

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  • Format: Bespoke training
  • CPD: 12 hours for your records (depending on your requirements)
  • Certificate of completion

Course Overview

Conducting thorough due diligence is one of the most effective ways to reduce the risk involved in most major business transactions and to improve the chance of success. In recent years, the practice of due diligence has evolved substantially and the level of detail and analysis now allows companies to take much better commercial decisions. Well conducted and well managed due diligence can help a business transaction run smoothly and can even enable companies to find ways of adding value to major business transactions. This In-house workshop offers helpful insights and advice to navigate through the maze of services available and will put the senior management team on the path to completing a due diligence process that delivers. successful deals.

Sample Programme


  • Due diligence – The strategic context


  • The objectives of commercial due diligence
  • Key commercial areas – What’s assessed and how it is done
  • Approaches to due diligence of common related areas
  • Managing dangers and avoiding pitfalls


  • Financial due diligence
  • Tax due diligence


  • Pre-contract arena
  • Legal due diligence
  • Cross-border due diligence
  • IP due diligence
  • Employment due diligence
  • Pension due diligence
  • Anti-trust due diligence


  • Managing the process and bringing it all together – The checklist
  • Reputational impact and key considerations post deal

Recommended Trainers

Steve Hacking is Managing Partner of Latitude Partners Limited. Before this, he was on the management team and co-head of private equity support at the Kalchas Group (a Bain / McKinsey spin-off). He has led more than 100 commercial due diligence projects since 1995. These have ranged in size from less than £1m to multi-billion transactions, for acquirers and vendors, corporates, banks and private investors.

Rebecca Attree M.A. (Cantab) is a Solicitor and ADR Group Accredited Mediator based in Central London. She has worked as a company commercial solicitor at Richards Butler Laytons and in 1993 Rebecca set up Attree & Co, her own solicitor’s practice. Rebecca’s professional practice has led her to gain considerable experience in how transactions can be explored, structured, drafted, negotiated and concluded so they work for all parties.

Rebecca Attree

Rebecca is a Qualified Solicitor, experienced Civil and Commercial Mediator and Trainer, based in London. She worked for City law firms Richards Butler (now Reed Smith) and Laytons before setting up her own international commercial law practice, Attree & Co in 1995. Rebecca has extensive experience in negotiating and drafting cross-border collaboration and joint venture agreements and licensing software agreements. She has trained thousands of lawyers and business executives over the last 25 years, in Europe and beyond, on a wide range of commercial law topics.

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Run Due Diligence Bespoke training for your team

2 days

Typical duration

Pricing from:

  • GBP 800
  • Per attendee
  • Course tailored to your requirements
  • At your choice of location, or online


We don't have any currently scheduled dates for this course but we can customise it to your requirements and deliver it on an in-house basis for any number of your staff or colleagues.

Contact our in-house training expert Aleksandra Beer to discuss your requirements:

* Early booking discounts may not be combined with other discounts or offers. As such, the discounts for 2nd/3rd/4th delegates are based on the full price.

Reviews of IPI's Due Diligence training course

Good pace, quick-fire. Not drowned in detail. Very well presented.

Nov 19 2015

Neil Tyagi
Managing Director (Commercial & Financial), Eagleburgmann Industries UK

Jun 9 2015

A great opportunity to hear from a range of aspects of great experience. Very valuable and interesting insights.

Peter Gosnold
European Controller, Houghton PLC

Nov 19 2015

Overall, the course provided a very good overview of the due diligence process

Peter Howley
Director of Financial Services, ffh Management Services

Jun 9 2015

Day 2 morning - more interaction would be preferred but in general good interaction. Bigger group would also have made discussions more interesting.

Mary Oliver
European Tax Controller, Houghton PLC

Nov 20 2014

Very good course content and well delivered by all

Anand Pogul
Business Consultant, Centre for Process Innovation

Nov 20 2014

Very good, would highly recommend to those new or as a refresher to M&A

Steve Little
European Finance Director, Houghton plc

Jun 9 2014

Well organised, well managed, well constructed, well delivered.

Alan Morton
Sales Manager, NMB Minebea UK Ltd

Jun 9 2014

Overall very good. A little fast in some areas, a couple of the areas less important could be left out to allow others more time.

Debra Tomczuk
Finance Manager, Garlock (GB) Ltd

Jun 9 2014

Very useful. Felt commercial was well covered. Financial and legal needed more time and the other sections (Tax etc) could have been shorter - just pointless really.

Jeni Jones
Financial Controller, Carl Kammerling International Ltd

Jun 9 2014

Very informative and key introductions and overview of the process and great to focus to avoid costly mistakes

Paul Mulvin
Chief Financial Officer, ffh Management Services

Jun 9 2014

Well organised, well managed, well constructed, well delivered.

Alan Morton
Sales Manager, NMB Minebea UK Ltd


  • BDO
  • Carl Kammerling International Ltd
  • Centre for Process Innovation
  • Cerulean
  • CRP Print & Packaging Ltd
  • Eagleburgmann Industries UK
  • Edison Investment Research Ltd
  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car UK Ltd
  • Garlock (GB) Ltd
  • Harrods Aviation Ltd
  • HH Associates Limited
  • Houghton plc
  • IPL Ltd
  • Jaguar Land Rover
  • James Cowper LLP
  • K3 BTG PLC
  • McGill's Bus Service Ltd
  • NMB Minebea UK Ltd
  • Northern Rail
  • PC Cox Ltd
  • Pizza Hut Restaurants
  • Remploy
  • SimplyBiz Services plc
  • Special Piping Materials Ltd
  • SRCL Limited
  • Stoneseed Ltd
  • Swallowfield plc
  • The British Library
  • the Gardencentregroup
  • Univar
  • University of East London
  • Whitecroft Lighting Ltd


  • United Enterprises Azerbaijan LLC


  • ffh Management Services


  • Kyocera Document Solutions Europe


  • sc romtelecom sa


  • Karanovic & Nikolic


  • Houghton Iberica


  • Debiopharm International SA

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Aleksandra BEER
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+44 (0)20 7749 4749