SaaS Business Due Diligence
Receive a detailed analysis of a SaaS acquisition. Our goal is to minimize risks so you get the best deal.
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Our Due Diligence Service Eliminates Risks
Our team has performed due diligence on over 1,000 businesses since 2008. We’ve scaled several businesses to over 7 figures.
We know how to perform due diligence. We find the pros and cons of each acquisition to save you from making a mistake.
We perform a rigorous analysis of your SaaS business purchase. We deliver a written report outlining our findings with metrics to showcase the pros and cons of the asset.
Our analysis digs deep into these categories.
Most SaaS brands are based around a specific niche. We’ve analyzed SaaS businesses for sale in multiple different categories and understand the ins and outs when it comes to dealing with individual categories and market nuances. We look at:
Overall market size and trends
Product placement in the market
Potential market opportunities
Strong unit economics and a moat against competition help build durable long-lasting SaaS businesses. We look at:
Defensibility against competition
Metrics review (churn, conversions, retention)
It’s critical to understand how much and from where the business is receiving traffic. SaaS has a natural churn cycle and thus new customers must be brought in to replace leaving customers. Here is what we look at:
Analysis of traffic location, metrics, and effectiveness
Website analysis for SEO
Benchmarks against competitors
Valuation of SaaS businesses is based on a multiple of the Seller’s Discretionary Earnings (SDE). Determining the valuation multiple is a critical factor that depends on the niche, market trends, trends, metrics, and more. We look for:
Evaluate asking price and multiple against market trends
Expert suggestions on what business is actually worth
The valuation of the business is based on a multiple of past earnings. Our team has deep expertise in catching red flags in a P&L that do not match the actual earnings. We look for:
Verifying claimed revenues via screenshots or video
Verifying the seller’s P&L numbers against revenue screenshots
Verifying revenues against industry-standard averages
The Due Diligence Team
Mushfiq Sarker, Lead Analyst
Mushfiq is the Lead Analyst overseeing due diligence reviews. He has been buying, growing, and selling online businesses since 2008. He has sold over 200+ businesses with multiple six-figure exits.
He has performed due diligence on well-over 1,000 businesses to date. He has kept up-to-date with the current industry as an operator running his own companies.
We hired Mushfiq’s team to perform due diligence on various content sites. Their reports were extremely thorough and pointed out insights that helped us make an acquisition decision.
The WebAcquisition team helped us perform due diligence reviews on multiple Amazon FBA businesses. We received an actionable report with many insights. I highly recommend Mushfiq and his team!
I hired the WebAcquistion team to perform due diligence on a few content, Shopify, and newsletter businesses. Their deep expertise in operating such businesses definitely shows in the reports. Recommended!
Is this service only for beginners in SaaS?
First-time investors will find the most value in our service. However, seasoned investors who have purchased online businesses before can use us for a second expert opinion. We can catch red flags or point out opportunities you may have missed.
Who is this due diligence service for?
This service is perfect for anyone looking to purchase a software business. Once you’ve found the business through a broker or private seller, you can utilize our service to have an expert opinion on whether the business passes due diligence.
Do I need to have a Letter-Of-Intent (LOI) on an acquisition?
No, you do need to have made an offer or have an LOI on a content site acquisition. We can perform due diligence before you make an offer.
What is the turnaround on the due diligence?
After we’ve received access to what we need to perform the due diligence, the turnaround time is within 7 business days. If the turnaround time is longer, we will communicate that with you.
Can I get a faster turnaround on the report?
Yes. On a case-by-case basis, we can expedite an order to be delivered in 3-4 business days. There is an additional fee for quicker turnaround.
What’s required to perform due diligence?
We require the following to perform due diligence:
- Business URL
- Access to the backend as a customer
- Access to the backend as an admin/owner
- Access to Google Analytics or another traffic platform
- Access to payment processor (e.g., Stripe)
- P&L spreadsheet
We will work with you, the seller and/or the broker to obtain the data we need to perform the review.
How is the report delivered?
A link to download your written report (PDF) will be sent to the email address used to purchase.
Pricing & Next Steps
Due Diligence Report: $2,900+
Our advisors will perform a detailed t analysis of your potential SaaS acquisition. You will receive an in-depth PDF report.
Final pricing is dependent on the complexity and size of the software business.
We deliver the results within 7 business days.
Fill out the contact form with basic details of the business you would like to acquire. We will follow up in less than 24 hours if we can perform the due diligence review.
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