Our forward-looking due diligences (“strategic DD”, “commercial DD” and “tech DD”) cover all 10 aspects of a target: market and competition, strategy, business model, team, products and services, marketing and sales, partnerships, technology, finance, and future planning, or merely selected areas of the above as the client's wish.
What our clients from the US, Asia, and Europe specifically appreciate when teaming up with Skillnet is the greater likeliness of positioning themselves as the preferred investor or buyer for a target. With our specific What’s Next DNA, we proactively produce highly valuable recommendations and solutions to the identified challenges of the target. The target sizes of our more than 400 DDs differ between very young, innovative, fast growing companies and established assets with revenues of more than USD 1 billion.
150 Due Diligences for British 3i group and counting
The British 3i Group engaged us between 1997 and 2015 to perform the first due diligence of an internet company. It would be the first of 150 more performed for the client. We typically worked closely with 3i when performing commercial, strategic and/or technical due diligences for its projects in the US, Europe and Asia. This close collaboration led to Skillnet being named an “Official Due Diligence Partner” of 3i and winning numerous other consulting and M&A projects in the 3i portfolio. It also reflects the typical Skillnet customer relationship, one that has spanned nearly two decades.
Franklin Templeton Goes East
One of the largest funds in the world, Franklin Templeton, manages about USD 700 billion in assets and therefore constantly seeks leveraged investments into a wide range of industries and regions. Skillnet supported it with due diligences for investment opportunities in Eastern Europe. Thanks to its long-term international TIMES experience, Skillnet empowered Franklin Templeton to decide on and secure beneficial investments.