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Commercial Due Diligence

Supporting your investment decision

Our fast growing Commercial Due Diligence (CDD) team works to provide highly customised commercial transaction support to both private equity and corporate clients. A specialist team with industry and market expertise will respond to the specific needs of your transaction.

How can we help?

Our rigorous methodology can investigate the following areas

  • Industry status quo and trends
  • Market environment
  • Company capabilities
  • Competitive landscape
  • Likelihood of achieving projections.

Key features of our service

  • Concise reporting methods: product designed for Investment / Credit committees centred on crucial ‘Exam Questions’
  • Quick delivery: delivery timetable set to synchronise with transaction cycle
  • Bias towards primary research: a dedicated team with experience in a variety of sectors to conduct primary research including site visits and interviews
  • Competition benchmarking: assess competitor information through multiple sources, including agency interviews and desktop research. Mange information inconsistency and ambiguity
  • Full study vs 'Light' study are organised into discrete parts. We can provide both full studies and specific investigations tailored to your needs
  • Part of an integrated service: our financial advisory services are able to assist you with the entire M&A cycle.

Commercial due diligence services

  • Report suitable for review by Investment / Credit committees
  • Dedicated local CDD team specialising in M&A transaction work
  • Methodologies are geared to deliver within a standard transaction time lines (2 to 6 weeks)
  • Able to conduct primary research within deal timelines using innovative, specific approaches
  • Leverage Deloitte staff including surveys, networks and expertise.

Target screening / Target profiling / Competitor benchmarking

  • Apply proven screening methodology in Local markets
  • Utilise specific methodologies, multiple data sources and alternative collection techniques to profile companies to get a holistic view of potential targets
  • Similar methodology can be applied to identify and benchmark competitors against a set of KPIs
  • Market entry strategy
  • Strategies developed by a team that understands M&A transaction considerations and understands investment considerations
  • Market research conducted in a similar manner and time frame as a due diligence based on ‘exam questions’ enabling quick decisions
  • Take advantage of Deloitte's broad networks
  • Able to apply innovative and practical techniques to resolve various challenges facing data collection.

Valuation support

  • Key company / market assumptions can be verified
  • Research and analysis can be focused on providing a lower and upper range for KPIs to support sensitivity tests and valuation efforts.


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Key Contacts

Charles Bates

Charles Bates


Charles is a Partner in our Commercial Due Diligence team. He has over 15 years of transaction-related consulting experience in London and Europe. Prior to joining Deloitte in 2013, he was with PwC’s ... More