Regulatory Due Diligence
It’s not all about bricks and mortar. All health and social care businesses are subject to regulation.
They all have contracts and multi-stakeholder interest. There are many aspects to a business which can be
looked at to assess the health and true value of the business.
Due to Ridouts’ unique expertise, no firm is better placed to advise on regulatory due diligence whether it
be a share or asset acquisition or divestment.
Ridouts can help prepare a business for sale. Ridouts will be able to spot issues which may cause concern
for purchasers and either manage those issues to eliminate the problems or prepare an explanation which should
comfort purchasers. Issues identified and explored are always less troublesome than those which purchasers find and
believe to have been concealed. Ridouts can organise and arrange documents for the purposes of a disclosure room, can
be the central point of contact to field information requests received and negotiate warranties. Ridouts can also advise the
vendor on whether any purchaser concerns are valid and what impact these may have on the business for the purchaser
moving forward which may impact on price.
We also act for purchasers helping to identify any regulatory issues that may affect the true value of the business and
consequently the appropriate purchase price. Ridouts will compile a report for the purchaser and can provide Warranties to
be inserted into the SPA/BPA.
Team members at Ridouts have experience of undertaking such health and social care regulatory due diligence in relation
to the following types of businesses: