Revaluation of assets create valuable opportunities for investing, and there has never been a greater need to know what you are going into, what the true state of a business is, where the risks are and what will be needed for success. The due diligence process is the “one shot” most investors get at ascertaining the nitty grittys of a business. The findings of a due diligence exercise are critical on ascertaining what needs to be done in order for the investment to be made and whether the valuation they have initially attributed to the business required any adjustments.

Mastering Due Diligence is an essential training course for anyone involved in the due diligence process, covering a variety of the toughest issues and traps in commercial, accounting, tax, legal, ESG, and forensic due diligence. This workshop will ensure you have the skills and knowledge to effectively research, evaluate and understand an existing or proposed business, not only from a financial viewpoint, but from a commercial and organizational perspective.

Key Benefits

  • Learn how to identify a successful merger, acquisition or investment opportunity
  • Strengthen your negotiating position with a thorough understanding of due diligence
  • Learn due diligence techniques to ascertain commercial, financial, tax & legal position of target company
  • Improve the tax efficiency of the transaction by understanding impact on Future tax liabilities
  • Get a better understanding on relevance and significance of ESG Due Diligence in the context of deals today
  • Leverage forensic technology/discovery to gather evidences of breaches and damages
  • Prepare on how to deal with a due diligence exercise and on how to address the findings of a due diligence exercise

Who Should Attend

This Workshop has been designed for all those involved in acquisitions or strategic alliances, whether in strategic planning, appraisal, negotiation or valuation including:

  • MDs, CEOs, CXOs, Senior Management Executives
  • CFOs, Senior Finance Executives
  • Directors of Strategic Planning
  • Senior Executives of M&A Team
  • Legal Heads, In-house Counsels
  • Private Investors (PEs, VCs)
  • Investment Bankers
  • Valuation Professionals
  • Senior Officials of Banks, FIs, FIIs
  • Partners, Senior Officials of Law Firms
  • Business Consultants, Analysts
  • Professional Advisers


8:30 AM onwards
  • 8:30 AM – 8:50 AM


  • 8:50 AM – 9:00 AM

    Welcome Address

  • 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

    The Approach to Due Diligence

    Topics covered:

    • The objectives of due diligence
    • What you need to know
    • What needs to be examined
    • Who will be using the due diligence?
    • Defining the scope of your responsibilities
    • How to organise due diligence processes

    Presenter: Rajesh S Shetty, Partner | Financial Advisory | M&A Transaction Services, Deloitte India

  • 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM

    Commercial Due Diligence - Key to understanding value in an acquisition

    Topics covered:

    • Purpose & elements of Commercial Due Diligence
    • Hypotheses driven approach (align with investor expectations)
    • Target scorecard (Customer, Processes, Leadership, Financials)

    Presenter: Alok Verma, Senior Strategy Leader and Partner, Grant Thornton

  • 10:45 AM – 11:45 AM

    Financial Due Diligence - Key milestone in deal journey

    Topics covered:

    • Process, Structure, Types and Key Benefits
    • What can be the perspective? Sounding board or Devil’s Advocate?
    • Is It normally historical focussed only?
    • COVID impact on diligence process and outcomes

    Presenter: Shanthi Vijetha, Partner, Growth, Grant Thornton

  • 11:45 AM – 12:55 PM

    Tax Due Diligence

    Topics covered:

    • Importance of tax diligence
    • Approach to tax diligence
    • Crystallization and quantification of issues
    • Indemnities
    • Impact on Future tax liabilities

    Presenter: Kunal Shah, Tax & Regulatory Services, PWC

  • 12:55 PM – Onwards

    End of Day 1

9:00 AM onwards
  • 9:00 AM – 10:25 AM

    Forensic Due Diligence

    Topics covered:

    • Using forensic analysis on deals and disputes?
    • Fortifying claims using forensic investigation  
    • Disputes? How to have an edge!
    • Unravelling the landmines in a dispute matter
    • Preparing for dispute battles

    Presenters: Montek Mayal - Senior Managing Director & Practice Leader India – Economic and Financial Consulting & International Arbitration, FTI Consulting & Prasad Shetty - Managing Director, Forensic & Litigation Consulting, FTI Consulting

  • 10:25 AM – 11:10 AM

    ESG & Sustainable Investment Diligence

    Topics covered:

    • What is ESG and what is ESG diligence
    • Relevance and significance of ESG DD in the context of deals today
    • What are the various types of ESDD and approach towards the same
    • Typical output of ESDD and its integration into the entire deal structure

    Presenter: Raakhee Kulkarni - Head – Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG), GEF Capital Partners

  • 11:10 AM – 12:35 PM

    Legal Due Diligence - a Necessary Evil?

    Topics covered:

    • Why is it necessary & important – legal and commercial perspective
    • Timing of due diligence exercise
    • Types of due diligence exercises
    • Process & Various steps involved – from investor perspective and from target perspective
    • Key focus areas under various heads, including:  

    - General Corporate and Secretarial
    - Material Contracts
    - Corporate Finance – Share capital and debt financing
    - Immoveable property
    - Labour and HR
    - Disputes
    - Regulatory

    • Dealing with due diligence findings
    • What can targets do to best manage the process
    • Key limitations of a due diligence exercise
    • Practical Insights with case studies

    Presenter: Karan Kalra - Founder, Bombay Law Chambers

  • 12:35 PM – Onwards

    End of Training




Alok Verma

Senior Strategy Leader and Partner, Grant Thornton

Shanthi Vijetha

Partner, Grant Thornton India LLP

Kunal Shah

Partner - Tax & Regulatory Services, PWC

Montek Mayal

Senior Managing Director & Practice Leader India - Economic and Financial Consulting & International Arbitration, FTI Consulting

Prasad Shetty

Managing Director, Forensic & Litigation Consulting, FTI Consulting

Raakhee Kulkarni

Head - Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG), GEF Capital Partners

Karan Kalra

Founder, Bombay Law Chambers

Rajesh S Shetty

Partner | Financial Advisory | M&A Transaction Services, Deloitte India

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