The acquisition of a large scale operating Agricultural entity can be a complex process. Additionally there is usually a short time frame given in which to accurately assess a business, its strengths, weaknesses, areas of risk, cost of restructuring and likely financial performance.
Working with a range of disciplines to cover Legal and Financial/Tax assessments, Brown&Co will manage the due diligence process, provide technical due diligence and ensure all disciplines work efficiently together to ensure material issues are fully recognised and accurately assessed.
Due diligence work often focuses on productivity assessments (livestock, crop production, early stage processing), land tenure assessments, infrastructure assessments (including buildings and machinery) and the ability of the management team to realistically deliver on the business plan. The key assessment is do the physical assets together with management match up to the assumptions made within any financial model or business plan.