Checklists for due diligence

With these tried and tested checklists, you can thoroughly examine target companies as a prospective buyer, but also prepare well for due diligence as a seller.


In the context of corporate transactions, target companies are systematically assessed. The instrument of due diligence is used for this purpose.

Here you will find seven structured due diligence checklists for the systematic assessment of companies. The following topics are covered by these checklists:

  • Financial Due Diligence
  • Tax Due Diligence
  • Commercial Due Diligence
  • Legal Due Diligence
  • Personnel Due Diligence
  • Technical Due Diligence
  • Site Due Diligence

These checklists have been developed in practice and have proven their worth. They are designed in such a way that you, as a prospective buyer, can write your findings behind each item, use relevant sources of information, refer to attachments, name supporting documents and write your comments. This creates a record of your due diligence while it is being carried out. If, following your due diligence, you have the seller sign for his acknowledgement on each page, you will have a valuable basis for the guarantees to be defined in the purchase contract.

These checklists are also valuable for sellers to carefully prepare for due diligence. Go through the items on this checklist carefully and consider how you can find answers to them or what you should still grind in your company before the sale.

These checklists are available in German, English and Spanish so that company transactions can be supported across national borders.


  • With these comprehensive checklists, you will be made aware of the essential relevant check areas.
  • You will receive practice-oriented checklists for due diligence, which have an appropriate depth.
  • You can note answers and archiving locations for requested documents behind each item in the checklists. In this way you can use these checklists directly as applicable documents for the guarantees to be defined in the transaction contract.
  • All checklists are in three languages (German, English and Spanish). Thus, these checklists also facilitate cross-border transaction processes.
  • For prospective buyers, the use of these checklists during due diligence creates a solid basis for the seller’s guarantees to be defined in the purchase agreement.
  • For sellers, these checklists give concrete indications of possible questions that prospective buyers will ask. The checklists support good preparation for the sales process and the associated due diligence.