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Due Diligence

If you’re buying or investing in a new business, you’ll want to minimise your risk and liability. Our dedicated due diligence team undertake detailed investigations on your behalf, focusing on finding realistic solutions to any issues which are identified.

Key contact

Helen Higginbotham

I produce and co-ordinate due diligence reporting for clients when buying or selling a business or raising finance.  I am a corporate solicitor and provide a detailed review of company filings and statutory records.  I work closely with the various specialist teams at HCR to identify issues quickly and provide practical and commercial solutions. I speak your language by cutting out the jargon and let you get on with what you do best. I’m always around when you need me.

Specialist due diligence for your business needs

We tailor our due diligence services to suit our clients, providing practical yet commercial advice at every turn. Our team report on the ‘core’ areas of corporate, employment, commercial and commercial property.

To ensure you have a complete picture before you invest or purchase, we can also report on additional specialist areas appropriate to your business. These include issues ranging from regulatory, compliance and pensions to IT, technology and data protection.

Working with you to find the right solution

Our cross-sector experts have over a decade of transactional experience. Working with one of the largest corporate teams in the West Midlands and South West, we provide a trusted, focused and commercially-minded approach to risk. Our clients have included businesses based both in the UK and internationally, from companies operating locally to globally.


Introducing BRICS

Our BRICS service is a pragmatic, commercially-minded advisory service focusing on the key issues facing bigger businesses that can either hold you back if you get them wrong, or truly maximise your position if you get them right. We advise on Business Risk, Investigation, Compliance and Secretarial.

BRICS will:

  • Save you the headache of getting into hot water, by helping you avoid high-risk situations or noncompliance
  • Help you manage your liabilities
  • Maximise your position, by identifying opportunities and areas to exploit
  • Make it easier for you to run your business day-to-day.
Download our BRICS brochure

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What our clients say about our Corporate team

HCR have supported us on a number of transactions in recent years. Their ability to distil complex matters down to identifying material issues and provide advice and solutions provides the reassurance we need to complete deals. Helen and her colleagues are highly experienced and professional. They know our business and what sector specific issues and risks we face. They are always positive and engaging and are a pleasure to work with and I look forward to working with them on future transactions.

Richard Knipe Head of mergers and acquisitions for Polaris

We have worked with Helen and the HCR due diligence team on a series of M&A deals over recent years. The team has grown to understand our business and our requirements well and is able to tailor advice and reporting effectively to the specific needs of FluidOne and our investors. Where there’s been inevitable timetable pressures on a corporate transaction, Helen and the team have shown a great deal of commitment to the client cause by navigating some intensive periods of work to get a report out on time.

Roy Hastings CFO of FluidOne

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