Due diligence review

Have a better idea of what you are buying.
We can help highlight potential issues.

Reduce the chance of surprises after the purchase

Are you considering a merger with or acquisition of another organization? AGH professionals will help ensure you have a clearer picture of the organization after a thorough due diligence review.

We can help you avoid surprises.
Contact us to see why due diligence is needed.

Due diligence review

Consider who benefits

Organizations or individuals considering a merger with or acquisition of another organization.

Consider the benefits

Allows a buyer to make a more informed decision based on the risks, price and potential of the organization under consideration.

Creates a picture of the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of an organization from a financial viewpoint.

Provides third-party, objective expertise and information to assess a prospective acquisition's fit with a buyer's goals and organization.

How AGH's due diligence review process works

After letters of intent about the acquisition have been reached, a prospective buyer typically has a limited period of time in which to perform due diligence before closing the transaction. This includes conducting thorough research into the target company's financial and operational results to help establish an appropriate value, increase understanding of the asset to be purchased, and minimize potential risks and post-purchase surprises. Specific areas can be targeted for further in-depth scrutiny by AGH auditors, such as inventory, cash, or accounts payable.

Experienced AGH review team members then delve into those specific aspects of the target company. The due diligence report may be used as a way to further refine price or terms of the purchase, or simply as a decision-making tool for the buyer to utilize during transition of the acquisition's ownership and/or management.

Frequently asked questions

What makes AGH’s due diligence services different?

AGH's wide area of expertise allows us to tailor our diligence to the needs of the buyer. In addition to the financial expertise needed, some of our specialized areas include tax structuring for the transaction, experts to analyze state and local tax issues, technology consultants that can evaluate security and system needs, and HR consultants that can provide insight into practices at a target. Each engagement is different and being a full service firm ensures you get the expertise you are looking for without the rates of a "Big Four" firm.

What is included in a due diligence report?

Our reports start with a quality of earnings analysis and narrative on adjustments from historical information. Our reports also focus on working capital and give buyers guidance on setting targets. We provide insights and observations into customers, margins, vendor arrangements, and other key areas of interest. The other key items we build into our reports is practical advice to use in negotiations with sellers and post-closing so you can hit the ground running.

Find out how we can conduct due diligence for you.

Mark Schmelzle

Senior Vice President
Assurance Services

Mark Schmelzle leads the firm’s financial services industry team. His practice focuses primarily on financial institutions, manufacturing/wholesale/distribution entities and private equity groups.

In the financial services and manufacturing industries, his experience includes financial statement audits, fraud investigations and other types of attest services.

In the private equity area, Mark provides a wide range of merger and acquisition services for private equity groups and their portfolio companies, including due diligence, cash flow analysis, quality of earnings review, and potential cost-savings analysis.

Schmelzle is a certified public accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Kansas Society of Certified Public Accountants and Young Bank Officers of Kansas. He is an alumnus of Leadership Wichita and was named one of the Wichita Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” young leaders in the community. He also serves in leadership positions for community organizations including Youth Entrepreneurs and the Wichita Aero Club.