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Table of Contents
  • How to Use These Checklists - 1
  • Sources of Information - 9
  • General Information - 13
  • Business Information - 19
  • Personnel - 39
  • Benefit Plans and Employee Agreements - 45
  • Assets - 49
  • Legal Matters - 59
  • Environmental Issues - 77
  • Foreign Matters - 83
  • Financial Issues - 89
  • Tax Obligations - 105
  • Transitional Matters - 111
  • About the Author - 117
Preface
  • Quick Contents - i
  • Table of Contents - ii
  • Dear Reader - iv
Chapter 1
How to Use These Checklists - 1
  • What Is Due Diligence? - 1
  • My Inspiration - 2
  • How to Use the Checklists - 2
  • Lawyers, Accountants and Due Diligence - 4
  • Coordinating Everyone's Efforts - 5
  • More Help to Do Your Deals - 5
  • Checklists for the 25 Basic Agreements - 5
  • Corporate Partnering, the Book - 7
Chapter 2
Sources of Information - 9
  • Document Logistics - 9
  • Insiders - 9
  • Outsiders - 10
  • Planning Documents - 11
  • Miscellaneous - 11
Chapter 3
General Information - 13
  • Basic Corporate Information - 13
  • Company History and Records - 14
  • Future Expectations for the Company - 17

 

Chapter 4
Business Information - 19
  • The Principals - 19
  • Operations - 19
  • Traffic, Shipping and Transportation - 21
  • Suppliers - 22
  • Products - 23
  • Research and Development - 24
  • Production Processes - 26
  • Sales - 27
  • Marketing and Distribution - 30
  • Strategic Planning - 34
Chapter 5
Personnel - 39
  • General Information - 39
  • Work Force Information - 39
  • Unions and Union Activities - 41
  • EEOC - 42
  • OSHA - 43
  • Miscellaneous - 44
Chapter 6
Benefit Plans and Employee Agreements - 45
  • Retirement Plans - 45
  • Plan Liability and Funding - 45
  • Erisa Documents - 46
  • Other Employee Benefits and Agreements - 46
Chapter 7
Assets - 49
  • Get General Information about Each Asset - 49
  • Real Estate - 49
  • Equipment - 51
  • Inventory - 53
  • Intellectual Property Rights - 54
  • Other Miscellaneous Assets - 56
Chapter 8
Legal Matters - 59
  • Contract Violations - 59
  • Get Copies of All Agreements - 59
  • Important Types of Contract Provisions - 62
  • Formation and Maintenance of the Company - 64
  • The Proposed Transaction - 65
  • Insider Matters - 68
  • Litigation and Disputes - 69
  • Governmental Compliance - 71
  • Sensitive Payments and Activities - 74
  • Anti-trust - 75
Chapter 9
Environmental Issues - 77
  • Plants and Facilities - 77
  • Permits and Governmental Regulation - 78
  • Documentation - 79
  • Environmental Activities - 80
  • Miscellaneous "Got-chas" - 81
Chapter 10
Foreign Matters - 83
  • Countries Where the Company Has Exposure - 83
  • Foreign Laws and Risk - 83
  • U.S. Laws Relating to Cross Border Transactions - 85
Chapter 11
Financial Issues - 89
  • Audits and Controls - 89
  • Projections - 89
  • Financial Data - 90
  • Liabilities - 94
  • Accounts Receivable and Payable - 95
  • Banks and Credit Arrangements - 96
  • Financial Ratios - 98
  • Insurance and Fidelity Bonds - 103
Chapter 12
Tax Obligations - 105
  • Tax Impact of the Proposed Transaction - 105
  • Real Estate and Personal Property Taxes - 106
  • Tax Returns, Tax Status, and Audits - 106
  • Lists and Schedules - 108
  • Miscellaneous - 108
Chapter 13
Transitional Matters - 111
  • Strategic Analysis - 111
  • Company Assets - 112
  • Personnel - 112
  • Other Matters - 114
About the Author
  • About the Author - 117
Other
  • Other Corporate Partnering Institute Publications - 119
  • Corporate Partnering Institute Business Guides - 121
  • FAX-IN ORDERS - 123
Summary of Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Chapter 1 - How to Use These Checklists
Chapter 2 - Sources of Information
Chapter 3 - General Information
Chapter 4 - Business Information
Chapter 5 - Personnel
Chapter 6 - Benefit Plans and Employee Agreements
Chapter 7 - Assets
Chapter 8 - Legal Matters
Chapter 9 - Environmental Issues
Chapter 10 - Foreign Matters
Chapter 11 - Financial Issues
Chapter 12 - Tax Obligation
Chapter 13 - Transitional Matters
About the Author

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