The challenges a company will face when conducting post-acquisition diligence and integration are directly impacted by the effectiveness of the legwork done upfront – the accuracy of the pre-acquisition risk assessment, the thoroughness of the due diligence and how many uncovered issues were addressed. Time tends to be of the essence, though, in completing deals and there may be limitations on how much information an acquirer can obtain ahead of closing. In this second installment of a three-part series, The Anti-Corruption Report addresses how to tackle pre-closing risk assessments and due diligence to set a new relationship up for success after the deal is done, and provides six concrete due diligence steps. See “Managing M&A Anti-Corruption Risk: Pre-Deal Prep
” (Oct. 3, 2018).