Intangible asset due diligence must be much more than a cursory or confirmatory review of the assets’ presence, absence, or positioning!
Intangible Asset Pre-Post Transaction Due Diligence
When due diligence revels significant risks, merely putting an experienced management team in place would not be able to overcome or reverse such transgressions absent costly, time consuming, and momentum stifling legal challenges!
In most every business transaction today, valuable and competitive advantage driving intangible assets will be in play!
Identifying and distinguishing intangible assets and recognizing their contributory value should be routine components to all transaction due diligence. p
Acquisition management and due diligence should be structured to include monitoring intangible asset value and materiality pre and post transaction.
Essential that transaction management teams be alert to the potential for, if not the probability that, at some level, intangible asset hemorrhaging will (can) occur in either pre or post transaction context.