Due diligence

Definition:

An internal audit of a target firm by an acquiring firm. Offers are often made contingent upon resolution of the due diligence process.

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Deficiency Agreement

An agreement that calls on the sponsor or another party to provide the shortfall when cash flow, working capital, or revenues are below agreed levels or are insufficient to meet debt service.

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