​​​​​​​​In our ever competitive landscape, smaller and mid-sized companies are often seeking the shortest route, not always the smartest, in their growth strategies. Understanding operating risk of a company or transaction requires more than a cursory review of the company standardized reports. A process of critical and detailed analysis is essential to monitoring the growth of rapidly expanding companies or portfolios.   Why can't you simply rely on standardized reports? For starters, too seldom are standardized reports verified for accuracy, content or origin. I can't tell you how many times we have been provided standardized reports during due diligence, after a quick review we begin asking questions about the origin of the reports and its representations only to find no one in management can tell us why the reports are being used or oftentimes what the data fields represent. This is more common than not.

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eVestment, a provider of traditional and hedge fund data and analytics for institutional investors, is launching new offerings in the private equity and venture capital arenas through its acquisition of TopQ, a private equity analytics firm based in Scotland.

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By Andrew M. Walsh
Attorney, Anderson Kill

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