Carrington Day is also skilled at a business tool that is under-utilized. In the Due Diligence process of most M&A projects, attention usually focuses on the financial and the technical aspects of the target company. But very rarely is there an assessment of the HR dimensions. Yet, in many M&A deals, the success or failure often comes down to the platform that is built on the people. The proper assessment of this HR component, especially in identifying cultural risks, can be invaluable.
This can be a particularly valuable service for Chinese firms as they seek to invest in international businesses where the business cultural environment is much different to China.