Michael D. Moberly Did you know there is a presumption of moral – legal rights to honesty? Or, is this merely a philosophical question which… Read More
Due Diligence and Risk Assessments
Michael D. Moberly When speaking with company management teams about their intangible assets, I respectfully encourage them to acknowledge the following realities, i.e., their company… Read More
Before, during, or immediately following transaction execution, a party can learn if the intangible assets in play have been infringed, misappropriated, or their value undermined.
Avoid making arbitrary assumptions about when, where, how, and why particular IA’s are in play and at risk, e.g., their fragility, stability, defensibility, liquidity, value, and competitive advantages, if-when (the assets are) compromised.
The purpose (intent, objective) for pre – post IA-specific due diligence is to ensure the value, revenue generation capabilities, competitive advantages, and reputation, etc., produced by the IA’s in play, are, and will remain fully intact.
Any company initiating, or even contemplating, a M&A (merger or acquisition) would be well served if a ‘company culture assessment’ was included in their due diligence strategy!