Due diligence and risk

Dig deeper to establish a business’s actual assets, its real liabilities and its full commercial potential.

Be careful out there…

Investigations and disputes

Identify, reduce operational and reputational risk and increase certainty before decisions are made with excellent due diligence.
The truth can be hard to find. Hidden obstacles prevent you seeing the real picture. When considering any commercial opportunity, you need the full picture before you can make the right decision or negotiate any deal.
Before it is too late, we will help you reveal what you could get yourself into.  So you are forewarned, able to take precautions and sort things out should the sticky stuff hit the fan.
We offer discreet and trusted Diligence for Investigations, business Disputes and Investors. Diligence to identify, analyse, triage, manage and reduce reputational and operational risk. And to increase certainty before making important decisions. Diligence to reduce Information gaps on businesses, investors, fresh talent, customers. new markets and countries.
International anti corruption, money laundering laws, Environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) and Know Your Customer  (KYC) exposure are real dangers to businesses.
An Anti Slavery Statement posted on a website is the easy bit. but do you know what’s going on in your and your competitors operational supply chain. Assess and Prevent Human Rights violations in your factories and supply chains.
As is competitors who are undercutting you and taking business. Are they exposed to governance, ethical and legislative and getting away with it? In our experience many are. Let us route them out.
It is not just a database search and off you go happy, we try to understand the behavioural characteristics of individual decision makers. Most cases certain character idiosyncrasies do leave a footprint.
We go beyond box ticking and spreadsheet diligence. high quality research backed up with access to local databases, leaks and can offer boots on the ground investigations and site visits.
Gaps in information can hinder justice. We unearth evidence by speaking to the people who know what has happened, and produce information on both the background and context of the dispute to help you present an effective case.
We arm law firms, litigators and investors with independent, timely diligence and asset tracing to help win disputes, litigations and wrong doings.
Having the intelligence in your hand before you make is decision or go into a negotiation is extremely powerful.
Diligence ranges from finance checks, online address confirmation, reference checks, confirmation of current company structure, shareholding and fiduciary performance and past appointments etc.
Then there is access to a multilingual research team and databases, social media monitoring, OSINT research, tracking sources like former colleagues and business partners
We can do deeper with many other actions such as interviewing the target person or organisation. Physical confirmation of the targets home address and location of former employers.
In-country human sources who know the market and political and social environment. Complete Public Domain research. Confidential interviews with informed specialists in target jurisdictions. Analysis to help contextualise, corroborate or refute information in the public domain