Before negotiating the acquisition of a business, operational due diligence will help you know whether you are paying the right price and to better understand how the company might perform in the future.
Typically, the investee company will only allow you to talk to a few customers (those the company wants you to talk to!) and get a few meetings with a few executives. But all other intangible assets remain virtually hidden until the deal is done. The MRI for M&A© diagnostic gives you the whole picture by measuring the perceptions of ALL stakeholders: employees, managers, customers, and suppliers, who are invited to complete a quick and easy online survey.
Enhance your operational due diligence to new heights. MRI for M&A© diagnostic is used by private equity firms. Its use is required in the letter of intent as a condition of any investment. Ideally, it can also be used by:
The MRI for M&A© survey is based on extensive research that has identified the core operational capabilities of companies that succeed. Hundreds of companies and private equity (PE) firms are already using it. It is a quick information capture approach that collects anonymous and confidential feedback from customers and other stakeholders. A one-click link takes them to our technology-based data collection methodology.
Deciding whether to invest in a company is challenging. Until you have full access to the company, which only happens after the deal is done, the investment is sketchy because it is virtually impossible to understand its operational strengths and weaknesses. Information is minimal. The balance sheet tells you about the financial health of the company. But statistically, most deals don’t go as planned because there is a lack of knowledge about the operational health of the organization – which the balance sheet does NOT tell you.
Whether you are using the due diligence process to filter deal flow, find hidden gems, look for risk spots in your current portfolio or look for a better way to manage all your active investments, we have the solution for you. We will save you time and money, reduce your risks and give you a greater sense of control.