Office Hours on Due Diligence with KPMG

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Office Hours on Due Diligence with KPMG

Finding the right knowledge to grow your startup is hard and time-intensive. To help you grow your business, we invite experts to share their expertise with our community. Office hours bring you the knowledge and insights to operate more effectively by learning from the best. In these one-on-one sessions, you can ask for advice on any challenges you’ve been facing. This is an online event.

While successfully scaling up your business, you will most likely and inevitably encounter some sort of due diligence. This can be while attracting outside funding or signing a large corporate client. And, at some point, you may even consider selling your business, merging with a complimentary business, or acquiring another company. Whether you like it or not, in all these scenarios due diligence can be a pivotal point for you and your business.

This time around, we've invited Bas Smits – Director at KPMG Transaction Services - to answer any questions you may have on (financial) due diligence.

Bas can answer questions such as:

  • What is due diligence (and what is it not)?
  • What are the key attention points during due diligence?
  • How to prepare your company for due diligence
  • Red flags

This is also an opportunity to share and get advice on an challenges specific to your company and team. 


Bas joined KPMG’s Transaction Services practice in 2004 and since then has supported over hundred transactions, both on the buy-side and the sell-side and including venture investments by a number of corporate venture funds. Most of Bas’ work is in technology, media, and telecom.


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