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Raising finance for your business means following a five-stage process. In the final article in this series, we explain how to manage the due diligence process and complete the transaction. In the first two articles in this series, we considered the two stages in the raising finance process: preparing a business plan and approaching investors and banks. You now have ‘in principle’ offers from both investors of your choice and your bank. What can go wrong? The answer is, far more than you can imagine! Anyone who thinks it is all over after stage three is in for a surprise;