When you’re buying a small business, it can be hard to find affordable due-diligence help with the expertise you need. That was the struggle Boston-based buyer Matt Hogan confronted, particularly when it came to financial help. An experienced buyer with a focus on purchasing medical-services businesses, he found that few local accountants had the industry expertise he needed, both for due diligence and post-sale, as he looked to improve profitability in his acquisitions.
In the past, Hogan had tapped his own rolodex and networked to find CPAs to help him analyze the financials of previous acquisitions. He’d connected with financial pros this way, but felt he overpaid and didn’t get the individualized attention he needed. He followed several Facebook groups about M&A and contacted some of the accountants he saw posting there, but found their fees “too expensive for what I got.”
In 2021, a potential investor in one of his acquisitions told him about DueDilio founder Roman Beylin and the network of M&A due diligence experts he’d built. It turned out to be a fortuitous introduction that connected Hogan with an accounting team he needed to institute better reporting systems at a medical-services acquisition.
That team ended up exceeding all Hogan’s expectations. He reports the financial team went above and beyond their assigned duties to help him identify a lucrative opportunity that more expensive providers who’d reviewed the deal never spotted.