Due Diligence (DD) will vary not only by deal size but by industry as well.
As an intermediary, I work with businesses with enterprise values from approximately $3M – 10M in the mental health industry, and I build out a 12 week DD schedule in which we typically engage in the following areas:
1. Corporate structures
2. Capitalization & shareholders
4. Tax matters
5. Employee benefits & labor matters
6. Company agreements
7. Licenses & permits
9. Legal & regulatory
10. IP matters
12. Environmental matters
13. Miscellaneous matters
On average we spend approximately 10 weeks in review and close the transaction within 12 weeks.