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Investment Intelligence

The need for agile and bespoke solutions has become even more apparent than ever. Our services is being called upon by industry peers in a time when uncertainty is high and deeper scrutiny vital.
Understanding what you are getting yourself into is paramount. Investment is never only about the numbers. It must be about understanding the whole picture with Investment Intelligence and deep Due Diligence. 
Octopus combines decades of experience in accounting & business modelling, merchant banking & finance, high growth business consultancy and commercial intelligence. 
No matter how big a deal is we can offer a unique capability enables us to provide you with an holistic investment scrutiny service.  To minimise your risk and uncertainty and maximise opportunity in your portfolio.
Using our tried, tested and flexible model we bespoke our services to your exact needs during:
  • Pre-investment stage
  • During the process
  • After investment to performance monitoring
The truth can be hard to find. Those hidden obstacles prevent you seeing the real picture. Also, when considering an investment opportunity, you need the full picture before you can make the right decision or negotiate any deal. And its not just about the money.
What is the team like?
What is the real company history? And, what do their customers really think about them? Is their idea feasible? And, what is in their history with previous investments in business and other things?
Also, are they fully risk assessed? How do they think, act and also, respond to pressure? And does their proposition stand up in real world scrutiny and future proofing? And, who are the real competitors?
Real Due Diligence
But it’s not just a database search, looking at a spreadsheet and off you go happy. We try to understand the behavioural characteristics of individual decision makers. And, in 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 and leaks. Also, we can offer boots on the ground investigations and site visits. Diligence ranges from finance checks, online address confirmation, reference checks, confirmation of current company structure, shareholding as well as fiduciary performance and past appointments etc.
And, we can do deeper with many other actions such as interviewing the target invests and their customers and suppliers. Also, physical confirmation of home address and the location of former employers.
Also, we can answer all of these questions and almost certainly deliver additional findings that might be completely unforeseen.
The market
Is the market is growing, is the tech viable and original and can the proposition be understood by the target audience?

It is all about minimising risk and increasing certainty

Identify, reduce operational and investment risk and increase certainty before decisions are made with excellent due diligence and Intelligence.


  • Precision forecasting & troubleshooting   
  • Monitoring & management indicators  
  • Development, BD and growth mapping
  • Future proofing insights and recommendation
  • Appraisal packages
  • Verification and qualification packages
  • Fiscal performance tracking
  • Forensic data analysis
  • Integrated intelligence service modules
  • Project management oversight
  • Intelligence based financial oversights
  • M&A pre-qualification process
  • Investor readiness
  • Market trends and predictions