Due diligence is a key step during mergers and acquisitions (M&A). SAP offers four tools (SAP BusinessObjects Watchlist Security; SAP BusinessObjects Governance, Risk, and Compliance solutions; SAP BusinessObjects Access Control; and SAP StreamWork) to help you mitigate risk during the M&A transaction.
A merger and acquisition (M&A) process is intense and complex spanning various stages: exploratory, due diligence, agreement finalization, and closing. Although each stage in the transaction has its own importance, due diligence is the most critical step. The due diligence process confirms all material facts with regard to any transaction. This step identifies potential risks and issues, thus facilitating the preparation and negotiation of definitive agreements.