Selecting the best individual or firm to conduct intangible asset due diligence is critical to transaction success!
Intangible asset due diligence
It’s important to recognize that merely because a deal or transaction has progressed to the due diligence stage, there is absolutely no guarantee the projected values, synergies, and competitive advantages the targeted intangible assets are projected to bring will sustain those projections.
Intangible asset due diligence must be much more than a cursory or confirmatory review of the assets’ presence, absence, or positioning!
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!
Financial – competitive advantage hemorrhaging of intangible assets in a deal can commence before the ink dries on a transaction agreement.