M&A Due Diligence Checklist

M&A Due Diligence Checklist

There is a due diligence process they will go through, usually using a data room like Dropbox or a more secure version with better features like OneHub. In this data room you’ll set up folders and files for the following:

  • Organizational Matters
    • Articles of Incorporation
    • Bylaws
    • Minutes
  • Founder Matters
    • Stock Purchase Agreements
    • Vesting Schedules
    • IP Assignment Agreement
  • Financial Statements
    • Balance Sheet
    • Income Statement
  • Security Issuances
    • Prior Fundings docs
  • Employee /Service Provider Agreements
    • List of all persons providing services
    • Current and past employees
  • IP
    • Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights
    • Domain Names
  • Material Agreements
    • Standard Form Agreements
    • Insurance
    • Indebtedness
  • Leases
    • Real Estate
  • Disputes/Litigation
    • Any correspondence or documents threatening action
  • Regulatory Matters
    • Inquiries or applications
  • Taxes
    • CPA Firm
    • Tax Returns

Download the M&A Checklist here.