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Vendor Due Diligence 

Vendor due diligence (VDD) is an independent investigation of the business up for sale which assesses the key issues facing the business and the drivers behind maintainable profits and cash flows.  This is initiated by the vendor for the benefit of potential buyers. 

VDD is relevant when there is an auction process for a target, which is expected to be hotly contested. In such a scenario, VDD would offer a number of operational and strategic benefits for the vendor.

Benefits of vendor due diligence with KPMG

Vendor due diligence simplifies and accelerates the disposal process by providing prospective buyers with an independent report, putting all bidders on an equal footing regarding the information provided. This allows bidders to make well-informed offers which are easier for the vendor to compare and evaluate.


Consequently, VDD reduces disruption, which is particularly important where client resources are limited.  It reassures vendors about the financial and other information presented in the information memorandum and provides advance warning of any potential issues that may arise which could affect saleability and pricing.

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If you would like to find out more, please contact the Transactions Services team.


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Ian Thursfield

Ian Thursfield

Partner - Transaction Services

+64 9 367 5858