Undertaking effective regulatory due diligence to support a successful acquisition should not be underestimated. In this article we delve into the common trends that are often uncovered and bring you some key takeaways to help you get started.

Our experience in conducting regulatory due diligence across the breadth of financial services has enabled us to build a clear picture of the most common issues raised during the process. These trends, highlighted in our in-depth analysis, also mirror the regulator’s concerns within the wider industry, reinforcing the ongoing importance of culture, governance and robust record keeping.