Diligent® M&A Technology

If you were climbing a mountain, having the right equipment would make your path to the summit faster, easier and less risky. Diligent® applies the same philosophy to mergers and acquisitions. Our software provides a rich analytical base to sure your footing, by quickly unearthing issues that result in lost and dead deals, delays and unnecessary costs in the due diligence process.

Diligent is not just a simple consolidation tool or portfolio reporting engine. It is a cradle-to-grave solution to help maximize portfolio returns and deal values. Through a sleek cloud-based interface, Diligent allows users to evaluate, oversee and aggregate an unlimited number of companies seamlessly.

How Diligent Can Help

Diligent alleviates the common headaches of the M&A process, allowing private equity firms to conduct due diligence with greater depth in a fraction of the time, and helping investment banks to execute more M&A transactions faster.

Where Diligent Can Help

  • Tight Timelines
  • Messy/Difficult Data
  • Financial Due Diligence prep
  • Lean Management Teams
  • Complex Consolidations/Carve-outs
  • Multiple Currency Types
  • Advanced Data Science
  • Large/Complex Datasets Prod/Cust/Jobs

Rapid QofE + Diligence Prep

Slash time requirements with rapid QofE-ready financials and sales analytics in dynamic data books with automated roll-forward updates.

Sell Side Benefits

Big Data Analytics

Enhance your client’s experience by handling data sets too large for Excel, performing complex consolidation and revealing more data-driven insights in advance of detailed buyer Q&A.

Sell Side Benefits

CIP Accelerator

Diligent’s proprietary software & services cleanse financial data and create summary outputs in a fraction of the time of a traditional process.

Sell Side Benefits

Efficiency & Engagement

Diligent’s automation of labor-intensive analytics promotes more efficient teamwork, greater firm throughput and higher employee engagement. Free your junior bankers from low value activities to focus on high value results.

Sell Side Benefits

Higher Deal Value

Generate greater competitive tension in a process and drive higher sales multiples. Diligent gives the ability to present larger complex data sets, field buyer financial Q&A faster, and take one or more parties deeper into a process.

Sell Side Benefits

Dead Deal Avoidance & Revival

Uncover financial issues before going to market, and quickly triage and save deal processes that break down due to poor, cumbersome, complex data.

Sell Side Benefits

Buy Side Benefits

1

Eliminate Guesswork

Get the deep analytics required to eliminate the need for guesswork and prove/disprove the investment thesis in just a fraction of the time.

2

Win & Lose Faster

Identify good and bad deals quickly. Beat competitors to the punch to win the good deals and limit the cost of diligence on bad deals by getting in and out of the process quickly.

3

Market Intelligence

Identify hidden opportunities and whitespace in the market by layering in syndicated data, competitive data and Big Data to see the broader play.

4

Big Data & Unique Insights

Get custom reports, trend analysis and one-of-a-kind data science insights that used to take weeks or months in a matter of days or hours.

5

Value Creation Accelerator

Fast track value creation post-close with buy side insights. Diligent supercharges the integration management process by uncovering opportunities for immediate impact.

6

Manage Your Portfolio

Track, aggregate, analyze and oversee an unlimited number of portfolio companies throughout the M&A, holding period and ultimate sale.

Success Stories

We keep good company. Diligent has supported some of the most significant deals of the last decade, including multiple deals of the year.

Recent Deals

$50M Top-line Consumer Technology Business

Custom cross-selt cohort and retention analytics millions of online invoices provided with goal to understand customer purchasing patterns

$775M Sale To Fortive

Provided detailed customer cohort and retention analysis for multi-platform construction software provider to understand customer trends across all phases of the construction lifecycle

$775M Cash Sale To Perrigo

Assisted multi-national private label consumer products business with several deal outputs including by-customer, by-SKU Price-Volume-Mix analysis down to margin
“One of the team – huge help to us all.”

$2.9B Sale To J2 Acquisition Ltd.

Assisted with the sale of serial acquirer by streamlining the consolidation of 105 entities on 18 different ERPs to present consistent consolidated and consolidating financial statements across the entire entity

$50M Top-line Consumer Product Business

Using Diligent®, presented Contribution Margin by Product Group using data science to apply known rates to estimate product-level costing by-SKU, by-customer

$860M Sale To Treehouse Foods

Created a consolidated financial and profitability platform in preparation for the sale process, which was operating with a siloed business structure due to 5 recent acquisitions

Technology Solution Provider sale to One Equity Partners

Diligent® assisted sale of leading SAP-focused systems integrator presenting consolidated outputs from 14 regional offices across the globe

$45M Top-line Technology Firm

Utilized Diligent® to generate data points for uniform, regional analysis for 18 years of Company’s services across 16,000 audit firms, 4,000 banks and 5,000 law firms in 170 countries with no relational tracking

Transform Your M&A Process with Diligent​

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