Background: In order to expand into new lines of business, this CTS Impact client pursued several acquisition opportunities across the U.S. Due to the entrepreneurial nature of these targeted operations, due diligence was necessary to determine an appropriate valuation, as well as to ascertain corporate fit and integration readiness.

CTS Impact Solution: In support of 4 different acquisitions, CTS Impact performed due diligence services in a compressed timeframe using the CTS Acquisition Toolkit, and by leveraging highly-experienced CTS Impact financial analysis staff who possessed strong first-hand operations and finance experience in the retail industry to perform the following:

  • Conduct site visits to observe operations
  • Interview key management
  • Testing
  • Review significant contracts and agreements
  • Analyze historical financial data
  • Perform pro forma analysis
  • Review existing accounting procedures and controls
  • Document systems in use for integration planning