Sometimes we can get blinders wanting to close a deal. “Closing” becomes the ultimate goal and we’re unable to see other opportunities that may arise in the DD process. Do you believe that part of the DD process should include an adversarial team dedicated to providing alternative investment ideas for the investor (same quality returns or better) or should the DD process remain focused on the target and nothing else?
Normally DD should focus with the specific transaction in mind. If within the DD process some new ideas come up, those should be channeled to the origination team, or seek any possible scope changes to the transaction in mind.