Merger and acquisition (M&A) activity can be an important component—even a critical one—for a company’s growth strategy. A successful acquisition can help a company make a quantum leap in terms of market presence, filling in gaps in a company’s product or service portfolio, and improving profitability and other performance metrics.
Vendor due diligence is due diligence carried out at the expense of, and at the behest of, the seller, by independent third parties. This contrasts with due diligence carried out by the buyer. The biggest advantage of vendor due diligence is that is speeds up the sale process, and saves costs. It eliminates the duplication of due diligence work by multiple buyers, who want answers to many of the same questions.
Intellectual property (IP) refers to creations of the intellect for which a monopoly is assigned to designated owners by law. Intellectual property rights are the protections granted to the creators of IP, and include trademarks, copyright, patents, industrial design rights, and in some jurisdictions trade secrets.
A market entry strategy is the planned method of delivering goods or services to a new target market and distributing them there. When importing or exporting services, it refers to establishing and managing contracts in a foreign country.
An employment screening or background investigation is the process of looking up and compiling criminal records, commercial records, and financial records of an individual or an organization. Background checks are often requested by employers on job candidates for employment screening, especially on candidates seeking a position that requires high security or a position of trust
Non-technical risks to progress are growing larger, more frequent and more intense – thanks largely to the interconnected world we now live in. Companies must recognize that their critics have legitimate views that must be addressed.