In business transactions, the due diligence process varies for different types of companies. The relevant areas of concern may include the financial, legal, labor, tax, IT, environment and market/commercial situation of the company. Other areas include intellectual property, real and personal property, insurance and liability coverage, debt instrument review, employee benefits and labor matters, immigration, and international transactions.

A common example of due diligence in various industries is the process through which a potential acquirer evaluates a target company or its assets for acquisition.

• Offshore sourcing supplier due diligence: services assurance for buyers.

• Check on vendors, distributors and retail outlets, potential China partner.

• Conduct Business, Financial, Accounting and Tax Due Diligence.

• Assistance provided by accountants in purchase price negotiation.