Due diligence review for Relate branches in North Hampshire

North Harbour Consulting has completed a due diligence review, option appraisal and financial analysis for two branches of Relate (the national federation of local charities that support families and relationships). Relate Basingstoke and Relate Aldershot have been moving towards a closer working relationship for several years. With funding from the Capacitybuilders’ Real Help for Communities Fund, we were commissioned to undertake a full due diligence review, and a feasibility study looking at the advantages and disadvantages of a range of possible approaches to partnership working. The review was completed in July 2010, and concluded that there were significant advantages in a full merger taking place. The two organisations are now moving towards a merger in 2011.