Choosing between due care and due diligence

Understanding Due Care vs. Due Diligence

In the business and financial sectors, particularly in the milieu of M&As and related types of transactions, two terms that are commonly used are “due care” and “due diligence.” Although similar sounding, these two phrases are not interchangeable, and knowing the difference between them is paramount.    In the course of corporate work in the…

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Crucial Document Security Best Practices

Cybersecurity breaches have become all too common. Incidents of malware, ransomware, trojans and phishing have all spiked at unprecedented rates, with attacks becoming more sophisticated, more coordinated and, when they strike, more devastating to companies than ever before.   The security of your most important digital documents should be the last bastion in any organization’s…

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The Ins and Outs of Leveraged Buyouts

In the business world, it seems that the only constant is change. Companies are spun off, divided, merged, bought and sold, and all of these transactions fall under one of the definitions of mergers and acquisitions.    Mergers and acquisitions (M&As) is a blanket term that describes the takeover of one company by another. There…

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How to Conduct Commercial Due Diligence

A prospective company will conduct commercial due diligence in order to fully understand the commercial or economic activity of the target company it is interested in acquiring.    More than just a review of the target company’s sales or revenue, commercial due diligence delivers complete insight into market demand, competition, operations and all factors that…

Interoperability in Healthcare

Cybersecurity and the Future of Interoperability in Healthcare

Interoperability in healthcare refers to how different software and data storage systems, including the customer relationship management systems, content management systems, and even billing systems work together in a compatible and secure way. Interoperability in healthcare systems not only help ensure HIPAA compliance for medical providers and their business associates, but can also lead to…

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Digging Deep Into the Sell-Side M&A Process

A merger or acquisition is one of the most complex of corporate transactions, requiring the target company to assemble and present for review of hundreds of documents detailing the company’s assets and liabilities. The “sell-side” of a mergers and acquisitions (M&A) transaction describes the deal process from the perspective of the seller and the seller’s…