Choosing the right company to invest in has always been a difficult process, but it doesn’t have to be. There are some basic steps that can be done to mitigate your risk and remove some of the fog. Vetting the third-party suppliers, distributors and logistical systems would be a good example of this.
Deals that look good from one angle might not be so nice from another. It is always helpful to have an unrelated party look at such matters. It is too easy for you to be emotionally involved with the deal, or to be swayed by the personal relationships you may have forged during the process. Whether you are on then Buy-Side or the Sell-Side of the deal, it is your fiduciary responsibility to do what is best for the stockholders. We look for unlawful business practices, operational inconsistencies, an if doing any international business we look to see that they are complying with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).
Due Diligence is the act of assessing the risk of a transaction. That is a very general definition for a very involved term. Completing a full background investigation on the company, the executive officers, and the board is just one step in a series of procedures that should be done. Asset searches for additional bank accounts, real estate, and verifying fleet vehicles and equipment may be another step. We developed a very involved process for diving as deep as you need us to before you stick your neck out. Contact us today to set up a consultation today.
Executive Level Background Investigation
Real Estate Holdings Verification and Hard Asset Verification
Intellectual Property and Piracy Investigation
Fraud Investigations and Discreet Problem Solving
Compliance Control and Policy Review
Financial Stability and Integrity
Competitive Analysis and Market Emergence Analysis
Regulatory History Review
Pending Civil or Legal Action
Merger, Acquisition and Investment
FINRA, FATCA and other searches for reports or sanctions
Negotiations (Hard and Soft)
Misleading or False Claims and Advertising
Machine and Equipment Certification Verification
AML and Deferred Prosecution Agreements