Due diligence

Transaction due diligence is an investigation by the investor or their consultants on accuracy and general character of the target company. The goal might be a potential subject for takeover, strategic partner, joint venture an similar. Most often the reason for due diligence is purchase of a company or a section of a company where the investor needs to know what are they purchasing and needs specialized experts to point out possible dangers in takeover and value of the takeover objects.

Changes in management and supervisory boards in commercial companies, changes in public sector leadership positions where new or existing authority structures protect their interests can often be a reason for some of the due diligence forms. Due diligence is usually divided into: accounting-financial, legal, tax, HR and organizational due diligence and technology and know-how due diligence.

We specialize in accounting-financial due diligence and together with our partners we also cover other due diligence segments.

Championing diversity and inclusion

For our business to thrive, we need our people to thrive. At HLB, we believe that creating a diverse and inclusive environment through all layers of the organisation boosts innovation and employee engagement. We aim to provide the best opportunities for our people and attract and retain top talent, to ultimately service our clients better. We champion diversity and inclusion by:

  • Engaging in diversity and inclusion related conversations
  • Being an advocate for workplace flexibility
  • Facilitating talent mobility programs for our members
  • Promoting leadership behaviour that fosters workplace diversity and inclusion

Bill Bradshaw

Global Diversity and Inclusion Leader

Bill leads the network’s Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) initiatives and oversees its strategy and objectives. Bill is no stranger to the professional services industry. He began his career with EY on the client service delivery side, working in both the audit and tax functions. He quickly found his niche in the Human Capital market and has never looked back. Bill has worked across multiple dimensions of diversity, collaborating with leaders at all levels, and has worked on many large scale projects. He is a sought after thought leader in the D&I space and was named to the 2019 NJ Out 100 Power List for his work in leading LGBTQ workplace inclusion.

Bill sits on the Board of Garden State Equality (GSE), New Jersey’s largest LGBTQ organization, and The Center, a non-profit HIV/AIDS service organization at the Jersey Shore. Bill has a strong passion for social justice and recently taught Lead for Diversity, a week-long journey by the American Conference on Diversity to high school students throughout the tri-state area.

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