Due Diligence Practice

Commercial & Operational Due Diligence

Javelin Group provides a comprehensive and differentiated approach to commercial due diligence (buy-side and vendor) in the retail and consumer sectors.


Javelin Group wins Retail Strategy Consulting Firm of the Year – UK in Corporate Insider’s Business Excellence Awards 2017.


Javelin Group wins Commercial Due Diligence Adviser of the Year UK in Finance Monthly Global Awards 2017.


Javelin Group wins Due Diligence Synergy Valuation Advisory Firm of the Year in Finance Monthly M&A Awards 2017.


Javelin Group wins Financial Services Firm of the Year – UK in Corporate Vision’s Financial Services Awards 2016.


As a retail and consumer sector specialist, we go beyond the traditional scope of ‘commercial’ due diligence (market, competitors, customers, proposition). We integrate all elements of value creation and ‘operational’ due diligence (store rollout, digital/online growth, product management, business processes, logistics, IT and MIS) for both buy-side and vendor due diligence.

This provides a comprehensive evaluation of a target or vendor’s market, company, growth plans and management teams. The specialist skills of our functional teams, across the retail value chain, from source to store to customer, enable us to deliver this differentiated approach.

We have delivered critical thinking in more than 75 Commercial & Operational Due Diligence assignments in the past 5 years.

Recent commercial & operational due diligence work has been completed on the buy-side for Livingbridge on superbikefactory.co.uk, for Cinven, Permira & Mid Europa on the acquisition of Allegro (Polish ecommerce marketplace), LDC on the acquisition of Vital Ingredient, ECI on the acquisition of Imagesound, and TPG on the acquisitions of both Poundworld and Prezzo. On the vendor side we have recently completed work on HS1 Retail, The Cotswold Company, Long Tall Sally, sofa.com and Fat Face.

Commercial & Operational Due Diligence Diagram

Please see below for commercial & operational due diligence clients, or contact Michael Fine at michael.fine@javelingroup.com or on +44 (0)20 7961 3200 to discuss your requirements.

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Commercial & Operational Due Diligence Practice

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Michael Fine

Director, Commercial & Operational Due Diligence

Michael Fine runs our Commercial & Operational Due Diligence practice. His 20+ years of experience combines investment recommendations for private equity corporate and other investor clients, with strategy and performance improvement work for retailers and consumer goods brands. Recent clients include private equity firms such as KKR, Advent, BC Partners, Bridgepoint and Living Bridge, and retailers and brands such as Matalan, New Look, sofa.com, Timberland, Kurt Geiger, Nike and the Post Office.