"When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Do Due Diligence" (The M&A Journal)

February 2010

Mr. Aquila published an article in the recent edition of The M&A Journal titled, "When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Do Due Diligence." The article discussed the importance of due diligence in merger and acquisition transactions, noting that the buyer should carefully review the target's assets and operations prior to the merger, as well as its own. Mr. Aquila provided some best practices for due diligence such as maintaining communication among the buyer and its advisors, investigating accounting issues and focusing on internal conflicts and risk management.