Due Diligence

In the United Kingdom, due diligence research often entails a thorough analysis of a firm or individual before entering into a business deal or investment.
Due diligence is used to identify and evaluate any potential risks or obligations involved with the transaction. The findings of the due diligence investigation are then used to guide the decision-making process and aid in the negotiation of the transaction or investment conditions.
Due diligence research can be undertaken for a variety of transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, partnerships, and investments.