Articles by A.S. Yermolenko

M&A Structuring During World Financial Crisis

  • 29 September 09
  • Legal corporate practice
The financial crisis has moved through the M&A market like a glacier and as usual it has been painful for the market.

DD for IPO

The first of the abbreviations used in this headline was established in business vocabulary long ago. The procedure it denotes is popular in economic practice. The very phrase ""due diligence"" -- literally, ""due care"" or ""due attention"" -- is used to denote the overall audit of company activity, as well as separate audits of other components of business: legal, tax, financial, construction or corporate due diligence. In most cases, such an audit is conducted by the investor at the purchase of someone's business or when making a decision regarding participation in someone's business.