Finding the Cash in Due Diligence

Some companies get showered with financing offers while others end up empty-handed. Do the heavy lifting, be prepared, and get rewarded

Before you can land a loan, an investment, an acquisition offer, or an agreement with an investment banker to take you public, you'll need to prove you have a solid business. This is where the due diligence (DD) process comes in. Despite being ridiculously time-consuming, you have to use it to demonstrate your worthiness—it's simply required if you want to raise cash. But good DD prep enables a company to extract more cash with less dilution. Here's how to make the process work for you.

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