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Looking to buy? Be sure and complete your due diligence

Tom Fox | August 13, 2017

Most compliance practitioners are aware of Hallmark Number 10 in the Ten Hallmarks of an Effective Compliance Program, which discusses mergers and acquisitions in the compliance context. You need to perform an appropriate amount of pre-acquisition due diligence, so that you can adequately evaluate the FCPA compliance status of your target. Post-acquisition, you are required to perform a full forensic audit, while training personnel in the acquired entity and integrating them into your compliance regime.


Recently I came across another story, which provides an alternate way to considering this requirement and why you truly need to know what you are buying and most importantly why you are acquiring it. A recent report considers the spate of ultra-wealthy American businessmen who are interested in purchasing London football...

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