Due Diligence Masterclass
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Due to inadequate investigation and inappropriate valuation computation, many capital acquisitions and disposals have resulted in disappointment for both buyers and sellers. The due diligence process is the “one shot”, most investors get at ascertaining the true state of a business and what price they should pay for it.

This two day workshop will provide an understanding of the concept and obligations of a due diligence investigation as it relates to both public and private transactions including acquisitions, disposals and fund raisings.

Expert will discuss on due diligence process, covering a variety of the toughest issues and traps in financial, tax, legal and commercial due diligence. Attendees will learn what it takes to validate the plan and to define and contain the risk of investment.

Key Benefits:
   •  By attending this workshop you will learn how to:
   •  Identify and verify worthwhile investment opportunities
   •  Understand and gain maximum benefit from each aspect of due diligence
   •  Prepare for integration in advance through effective due diligence processes  
   •  Appraise the quality and reliability of information  
   •  Minimise the risk to your company throughout investment deals
   •  Link separate investigations to improve cost‐effectiveness and time management
   •  Identify and overcome the most common due diligence pitfalls
   •  Ensure that you know how to address all legal requirements and obligations

Who Should Attend
This Workshop has been designed for all those involved in acquisitions or strategic alliances, whether in strategic planning, appraisal, negotiation or valuation including:

   •  Managing Directors
   •  Directors of Strategic Planning
   •  Financial Directors
   •  Company Secretaries
   •  Professional Advisors
   •  Venture Capitalists
   •  Private Equity Investors
   •  Corporate Lawyers
   •  In house Lawyers

Session 1: Due Diligence Overview
  •  What is Due Diligence?
     •  Main Elements of Due Diligence
     •  Aligning Priorities to main risks
     •  Due diligence investigation areas
     •  Due Diligence vs. Audit

Session 2: Financial Due Diligence
  •  What is Financial Due Diligence?
     •  Need of Financial Due Diligence
     •  Types of Financial Due Diligence
     •  Process & Key Benefits
     •  Focus Areas
     •  Limitation

Session 3: Legal Due Diligence - A necessity to business Idea
  •  Why is it necessary & important?
     •  Process & Various steps involved
     •  Legal Due Diligence Challenges & its Resolutions
     •  Practical Insight
          ‐ Mock Diligence
          ‐ Case Studies
          ‐ Questions & Answers

Session 4: Tax Due Diligence
  •  Importance of Tax Due Diligence
     •  Approach to be adopted
     •  Typical Issues & Solutions
     •  Impact on Transactions
     •  Case study

Session 5: Forensic Due Diligence
  •  Anti Bribery & Corruption Due Diligence
     •  Ethics and Integrity Due Diligence
     •  Forensic review of books and transactions
     •  End use monitoring of funds and investigations

Open House - Q&A

Richard Dailly Richard Dailly Managing Director, South and Southeast Asia Investigations and Disputes, Kroll Singapore
Gagan Malik Gagan Malik International Tax Director, Ernst & Young Solutions LLP
Vivek Kathpalia Vivek Kathpalia Partner-in-charge, Nishith Desai Associates
Chaitanya Arora Chaitanya Arora Partner, Accuracy Singapore
David David Director, Accuracy Singapore
Donald Ho Donald Ho Partner, RSM Singapore

Mandarin Orchard

333 Orchard Road, Singapore 238867

In case of queries, please email us at training@vccircle.com

Supporting Partner

CFA Society Indonesia

CFA Society Indonesia's charter is to represent those area professionals involved in any aspect of investment management or investment research through our status as an affiliated Society with CFA Institute. These responsibilities include insuring our representation in investment matters of national importance, including securities industry regulation at both the State and National level. Further, the society provides its members with quality programs designed to enhance the knowledge and investment skills of our membership. In the area of education, the society provides coordination and assistance to those individuals seeking to earn the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Supporting Partner

CFA Society Philippines

Supporting Partner

Singapore Venture Capital & Private Equity Association

The Singapore Venture Capital & Private Equity Association (SVCA) was formed in 1992 to promote the development of the venture capital (VC) and private equity (PE) industry.

Our Mission is to foster greater understanding of the importance of venture capital and private equity to the economy in support of entrepreneurship and innovation and to look after the interests of our members.

The association strives to promote the professional development of the industry as well as facilitate interaction and collaboration among its members. The association also acts as a platform for dialogue on regulatory and policy issues pertaining to VC and PE and builds linkages to centres of VC and PE activities in the region.

Supporting Partner

Malaysian Business Angel Network

Supporting Partner

TiE Singapore

Supporting Partner

ICAI Singapore

The Singapore Chapter, formed in 2009, is the 21st Chapter of the Institute of Chartered of Accountant of India( ICAI) outside India.

There are about 350 to 400 Chartered Accountants from ICAI who are working in Singapore with leading Banks, Accounting Firms, Multinational Companies as well as Local enterprises. One of the major initiatives of the Chapter is augment its strength by connecting with  ICAI members in Singapore to take part in its professional activities conducted by the ICAI Singapore chapter.

Our objective is to conduct quality educational and professional programs by inviting eminent speakers to speak on topics that are relevant, contemporary and useful to the professional members. The Chapter plans to have various programs to augment the Professional knowledge of our members and enhance the image of our profession in Singapore.

The Chapter provide an effective networking and social platform for members to exchange their views on issues of professional relevance and importance.

Supporting Partner


Launched by financial professionals in 2001, Eurekahedge’s proven track record spans over a decade - setting us apart as the world’s largest independent data provider and alternative research firm specialising in hedge fund databases covering North America, Europe, Asia and Latin America. Headquartered in Singapore with offices in New York and Cebu, the global expertise of our research team constantly adapts to industry changes and needs, allowing Eurekahedge to develop and offer a wide array of products and services coveted by accredited investor groups, financial institutions and media sources. In addition to market-leading hedge fund databases and analysis, Eurekahedge’s other business functions include hedge fund publications, due diligence services, investor services, and an analytical platform service.

For more information, please contact marketing@eurekahedge.com. You can also reach us at +1 646 380 1932 (US) or +65 6212 0925 (Singapore) or visit: http://www.eurekahedge.com

Supporting Partner

 Malaysian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (MVCA)

The Malaysian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (MVCA) was formed in 1995. The organisation comprises leading and active players in the venture capital and private equity industry. Its mission is to promote and develop the venture capital and private equity industry in Malaysia, and advocates policies that enhance the environment for venture capital and private equity activities. It also serves as the authorised platform for members to express their views to policy makers in resolving issues and removing obstacles that impede the growth of the venture capital and private equity industry.

Media Partner

Coin News Asia

Coin News Asia is your premier pioneer in news, information, and prices on bitcoin and other digital currencies with focus on the Asian cryptocurrency ecosystem. We cover news and analysis on the price movements, trends, neo-technologies, companies, and key people in the Bitcoin and digital currency industry. We write independent reviews about various cryptocurrency services, aiming to provide the most accurate coverage in the world of new technologies, finance, and igaming integration. For more information, please visit http://www.coinnewsasia.com/.

Media Partner

Bar & Bench

Bar & Bench is the new face of legal journalism in India. Over the last six years, we have covered the latest news across a number of sectors. Our team of reporters sit out Delhi, Bombay and Bangalore, reporting on law firms, judgments, and the latest trends in legal education. Over the last six years, Bar & Bench gets close to a million page views a month, with readers across the world.

Standard Fee: USD 1200

Early Bird Discount: USD 1050 till 25th March

For group of 5 or more - USD 900

Access VCCircle Premium + WSJ.com

*Includes 1 year subscription of VCCircle Premium + The Wall Street Journal (WSJ.com) worth USD 365

For more queries speak to Raj on 91-120-4171111/ 91- 9560888933 or write at training@vccircle.com  

There are two ways to register:

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Cheque/DD to be made in favor of: Mosaic Media Ventures Pvt Ltd (payable in New Delhi to:

Mosaic Media Ventures Pvt. Ltd.
A-83, Ground Floor,
Sector -2, Noida - 201301

Please attach a note with details of the cheque.
Name of the delegate(s), Organization, Designation, Address, Contact No., E-mail ID

You can also directly deposit cash, submit cheque or transfer online to our ICICI Bank a/c:
Account Name: Mosaic Media Ventures Pvt. Ltd.
Account No: 629705015595
Branch Name: C-24&25, Acharya Niketan, Mayur Vihar, Phase-1, Delhi -110091
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Refund and Substitution Policy (Differ from one programme to other, please read carefully):

No refunds will be granted for cancellations made within 7 days of the workshop. Those delegates who have confirmed and do not attend, are liable to pay the full course fee and no refunds will be granted.
Cancellation fee of 50% will be applicable 15 days prior to the workshop.
Cancellation fee of 25% will be applicable up to 21 days prior to the workshop.
Participants can cancel their registration 30 days prior to the event for a full refund.
Substitutions within a company are permitted through the workshop/training date, request must be by email to 
Company reserves the right to amend content, expert, venue & date(s) of the workshop
Participants will be refunded the registration fee in full in case the workshop gets cancelled.
Company assumes no liability for any costs including transportation, hotel reservations or any other costs incurred by participants in the event of cancellation