Due Diligence When Buying A Business

You’ve gone over the company’s financial statements with a fine-tooth comb, and you’re about to decide whether you should make an offer to purchase the business. Stop right there! When buying businesses, the numbers tell you only half the story—the more obvious half. Every company has hidden assets and liabilities that, although less visible, can significantly impact the risks and benefits of acquiring the business. At a minimum, you should thoroughly research the business’s owner, property and physical plant, executive team, employees, products and services, and client base. Laska Company can help you streamline the due diligence process so you can quickly access reliable information about your potential investment.

The owner.

The executives.

The property.

The products.

The customers.

The employees.

Personal questions.


What to Expect From Laska Company

When you hire our team to help facilitate a business purchase, you can expect us to:
Our experienced staff can identify information that would substantially affect the desirability or value of the business to a reasonable person. We can also uncover facts that would indicate the company’s inability to fulfill its end of a contractual obligation. As business brokers, we also help you determine what type of company best fits your lifestyle. We’ll closely review the income potential of your purchase and see if the company makes sense for your available time and financial resources.

Depend on Us

This Confidentiality Agreement will confirm the mutual understandings of the undersigned and Laska Company (Laska) in connection with Laska providing and our receipt of information regarding the client of Laska listed below.

1. “Information” means all data, reports, records or materials obtained from Laska or the client company, which is not in the public domain, including the names, address and type of business of the client company and the knowledge that the client company may be considering a sale.
2. Information is being furnished solely in connection with the consideration of a Laska client company and shall be treated as “secret” and “confidential” and no portion of it shall be disclosed to others, except to those employees and agents of the undersigned whose knowledge of the information is required to evaluate the client company as a potential acquisition and who shall assume the same obligations as the undersigned under this Agreement. All information shall be promptly returned or destroyed, as directed by Laska or the client company.
3. It is understood that the Laska client company, as the intended party whose rights are being protected, may seek legal redress and remedies directly for any breach of this Confidentiality Agreement as if it were a party to this Agreement.
4. The undersigned agrees to not contact the Laska client company directly without prior approval of Laska.
5. It is understood that (a) Laska makes no representation or warranty as the completeness or accuracy as to any information and the financial condition of the Buyer or Seller and (b) any and all representation and warranties shall be made solely by the Laska client company and shall be set forth in a signed acquisition agreement or purchase contract and then be subject to the provisions thereof.
6. The undersigned acknowledges the responsibility to perform a due diligence review at his own cost and expense prior to any acquisition of a Laska client company. It is understood that fees or commissions paid to Laska by the client company shall not be shared or paid to any person representing the undersigned.
7. The undersigned confirms that he or she has read and understood the Agency Disclosure Brochure and understands that he or she is a “customer” and is not represented by a broker unless there is a signed written agreement for agency representation. All Laska agents represent the client company and under their fiduciary duty can only release client-approved information. You are deemed a “customer” and owed a duty of being treated honestly and fairly. The undersigned agrees Laska Company is the procuring cause in any future transaction with the client company. Any offer you make must be presented promptly to the seller through Laska Company.