Due diligence after the credit crunch

Now that the buyout boom is over, will private equity firms have more time for better due diligence on new deals? Tell us your views.

As a private equity investor, which type of due diligence do you take most seriously? Is vendor due diligence any use to you? And now that the private equity markets in Europe and North America have slowed so sharply as a result of the credit crunch, can investment professionals expect to be doing better due diligence with more reliable results on new deals?

We’d like to hear your views. To this end, we have put together a short survey on this important subject. Completing it will take just two minutes of your time.

If you operate in European private equity, please click here to answer the six questions of the survey. North American practitioners can access the survey here.

We will analyse the results and publish the findings in Private Equity International’s Due Diligence Handbook 2008, which will be published in February.

Many thanks in advance for your participation.