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Saas District - Akeel Jabber | HoriZen Capital Episode 195, 25th November 2022

Importance of Due Diligence When Buying A Business with Ahmed Raza #195

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Ahmed is the Director of Due Diligence at Rapid Diligence, a company that provides due diligence and consulting services for buyers looking to acquire businesses under $500M.

Ahmed previously founded a small-cap private equity fund to buy eCommerce businesses and lead due diligence for private equity funds focused on SaaS, eCommerce, FBA, and content website acquisitions.

In this episode we cover:

  • 01:12 - Ahmed's Due Diligence & Acquisition Background
  • 05:26 - Differences Acquiring a SaaS, an E-commerce & Content Business
  • 10:32 - Organic Vs Ads Traffic For E-Commerce
  • 11:45 - High Level Red Flag Checklist To Review When Acquiring
  • 13:12 - Top Reasons & Red Flags That Kills A Deal
  • 15:41 - Percentage Of Successful DD
  • 16:45 - Combining E-Commerce & Affiliate Website Strategy
  • 18:24 - What Kind Of Business & Process To Start Acquiring
  • 20:55 - Ahmed's Favorite Activity To Get Into a Flow State
  • 22:22 - Ahmed's Piece Of Advice For His Younger Self
  • 24:45 - Ahmed's Biggest Challenges at Rapid Diligence
  • 26:15 - Instrumental Resources For Ahmed's Success
  • 28:18 - What Does Success Means for Ahmed Today
  • 30:19 - Get In Touch With Ahmed


Get In Touch:

Ahmed Razza's Twitter

Rapid Diligence Website

Ahmed's Email


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The Hard Thing About Hard Things by Ben Horowitz

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