In terms of IP, due diligence activities generally involve an in-depth review of the IP owned, and/or used, by a company. It can therefore be a significant determining factor in whether to purchase or invest in a company, particularly one which has a significant number of IP assets at its disposal.
Dehns has considerable experience in carrying out due diligence exercises as part of potential investments or corporate transactions and can work with other professional advisors in devising comprehensive yet cost-effective strategies.
Examples of occasions when Dehns has been asked to undertake a due diligence exercise include:
- Potential investors looking to invest in a start-up
- A start-up looking to impress an investor
- Merger and acquisition (M&A)
- Initial Public Offering (IPO)
- Licensing Agreement