Zenith Global undertakes commercial, technical and environmental due diligence on behalf of some of the world’s leading food and drinks companies and investors. Our unmatched experience of the food and beverage industry, both technically and commercially, means that we are ideally positioned to perform a full suite of due diligence services covering market, brand, commercial performance, land, buildings, equipment, water source and supply and operations.
The primary objective of any due diligence is to minimise the risk of a proposed investment, and in our experience, an excellent due diligence audit is best viewed as the first stage of an effective integration project. Our team can be involved at various stages of the deal cycle – during the early phase of the process or as the deal progresses, to complement other due diligence work.
Our range of due diligence services
Zenith Global clients include both large and small food and drinks producers, and financial institutions such as private equity as part of their mergers and acquisitions activity.
Here are some of the ways we can help vendors and purchasers:
- Commercial due diligence - assessment of company sales performance, future performance, marketing and promotional activity, senior management, customer/reputational analysis, brand strength/opportunity, competitor review, market and category performance and projections
- Operational and technical due diligence - assessment of buildings, production equipment, services and utilities, quality, food safety and planning; Financial modelling of production and materials costs (COGS).
- Environmental due diligence - determination of current and historic liabilities arising from contamination of ground beneath the site.
- Groundwater due diligence, source due diligence - assessment of water source quality, quantity, sustainability and protection.
- Advice on valuation.
- Advice on exit.