Due Diligence and Investigation Services
Better information equals better decisions.
We have saved millions for our clients by identifying unknown risks and applying solutions to mitigate or hedge those risks. We provide comprehensive consulting services tied to growing, buying, or selling small and mid-sized businesses, in Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Mali, Niger, Togo, and Senegal.
We help clients like you mitigate risk, make the best well-informed decisions, and take your business to the next level by accessing the West African market. From starting, growing, to selling your company, let us empower your business to success.
Due diligence is the process or exercise of care where a business or a person is expected to consider before entering into an agreement or contract with the other party or with certain standard care.
A company needs to find out its existence, value, reputation, internal structure, and other key information that is of value for the promising buyers and investors. Due diligence is an often service that should be emphasized in mergers and acquisition and also purchasing of shares. The main objective of due diligence is to control any risk exposure that may result when purchasing or investing through technical-legal investigation. The report allows corporate governance and decision-makers to identify and analyze risk factors.
The reports help the seller to quantify the accuracy of the information and appraise its value. It is the responsibility of the buyer to conduct legal due diligence on the target company as part of the due diligence process. In this process, the buyer should analyze and understand any legal risk associated with the targeted company before merging or accepting the acquisition.
The buyer is obliged to review all the documents and interviews conducted in reaction to the company and also predict whether such problems may arise in the future.
Kafui & partners offer due diligence services to their clients. Our experts have the required knowledge and experience to guide clients throughout the due diligence process. We cover legal, commercial, reputational matters that are exclusive of investor interest.
We are good at making a very long list of the objectives of Due diligence investigation which has different motives, needs in particular industries, and different in West Africa speaking countries.
Kafui & Partners consider the geographical factors, legal issues, jurisdiction, and customers specific exposures these concepts will help to design a personalized investigation that fully satisfies the client's needs.
Considering our Due diligence service, we promise our clients that we offer a very effective tool that retrieves key information that allows company top management to make strategic decisions, reduce risk occurrences and also minimize the margin of loss. We also enable our clients to benefit from better corporate practices, risk control and more reliable results in their transactions, projects and also an investment.
Ships were not built to sit in the harbor. They were built to assume risks. Assuming risks you know about and are comfortable with is one thing, but assuming unknown risks is not. We work with our clients to find all risk from elephants to termites and work with out clients to devise risk management choices.
For complex investigations resulting from; insurance claims, fraud, intellectual property, and commercial litigation we are here to support your information needs/ We have assisted clients with investigations across French-speaking West Africa.
Factual Due Diligence
It is about knowing who is the fox and who is the hare, and it is often a surprise to both. Due diligence is about making fully informed decisions not from paper trails but from facts. We help you discernment the paper facts from the real facts.
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The idea consultant trait is that of being a good listener and possessing deep expertise in the desired field. No consultant has all of the answers to all of the problems but in their field, they must be insightful and a top problem solver who can be deployed to support the client.
BUSINESS LICENSES AND PERMITS
Where the Business Will Be Operated
This should be considered before starting the business. Most profitable business activities will need permits and licenses. Of course, the details vary depending upon what state the business is being started in – but you will need to check local laws to determine whether you need a permit. It is very important that your new business is not started or built until the necessary permits are obtained.
In cases where businesses are being built physically, local authorities may reserve the right to have the building removed if the necessary permits are not obtained. In case you wish to operate under a parent company with headquarters abroad, you may need to establish a local business and obtain the necessary local license to operate.
Depending upon the nature of your business, you may need to seek state business licenses. The business license gives the business permission to operate within the jurisdiction. State business licenses are required for those companies which provide products or services governed by specific laws.
It’s important to check and see which business licenses are required in your specific case.
Permits are required in order to ensure that the business is following specific ordinances regarding safety and appearance within the country. For instance, restaurants and other places dealing with food and drinks would be required to have a health permit. Import-Export companies which purchase items at wholesale price and resell them for profit are required to have a permit.
Any business that plans to build a physical building for their company will most likely be required to have a building permit. Similarly, there are certain zones within cities and towns that govern where commercial, residential and industrial businesses can be. It’s important to be sure your location is properly zoned for your business and you may need specific permits.
By obtaining the proper licenses and permits, your new company can be assured that it is operating within the parameters of the law and that it is considered legal and valid in the country.