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The Case for Due Diligence

Online Exclusives ​Art Stewart Jan 09, 2019

Companies may open themselves up to fraud if they don't do their homework about the companies they acquire.

​Two former executives of U.K.-based Autonomy have been indicted on criminal fraud charges stemming from the software company's 2011 acquisition by Hewlett Packard (HP), reports. U.S. prosecutors allege former CEO Mike Lynch and Stephen Chamberlain, former vice president of finance, used fraudulent accounting practices to inflate Autonomy's value.

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​Art Stewart

Art Stewart is an independent management consultant with more than 35 years of experience in internal audit, financial management, performance measurement, governance, and strategic policy planning.​​​