Due Diligence Practice

Commercial & Operational Due Diligence

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


Javelin Group wins Best Commercial Due Diligence Practice – UK in the Acquisition International Business Excellence Awards 2015.


Javelin Group wins Retail Strategy Consultancy – UK in the Corporate LiveWire 2015 Innovation & Excellence Awards.


Javelin Group wins UK Operational Due Diligence Team of the Year in the Acquisition International M&A Awards 2014.


finance_monthly_global_award_2014Javelin Group wins Internet & eCommerce Firm of the Year in Finance Monthly Global Awards 2014.


acq5_global_awards_2014Javelin Group wins UK Operational Due Diligence Adviser of the Year in ACQ Global Awards 2014.


As a retail specialist, we go beyond the traditional scope of commercial due diligence (market, competitors, customers, proposition) by integrating all elements of operational due diligence (product management, logistics, business processes, IT, store locations, online and other direct channels) for both buy-side and vendor engagements.

This provides a comprehensive evaluation of the target or the seller’s companies, business plans and management teams. The specialist skills of our team 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 80 buy-side and vendor Commercial & Operational Due Diligence appraisals in the past five years.

Recent due diligence work has been completed for Bowmark Capital on the acquisition of Drake & Morgan, for Palamon on the acquisition of feelunique.com, and for Livingbridge on the acquisition of Pho.

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.