Total Due Diligence
It is an often quoted statistic that more than one in every two acquisitions in Asia fails to create the value it set out to. Whilst difficult to empirically verify, this is indeed a sobering statistic and points to a worrying lack of confidence in investors’ ability to plan, assess and successfully implement acquisitions in the region.
Is this lack of success indicative of less than effective use of the due diligence process in Asia? Does better due diligence necessarily increase the chance of a successful acquisition? The answer to both questions is undoubtedly, “yes”.