We Do The Hard Work So You Don’t Have To
Using us as your due diligence service provider means you will can rest easy knowing everything has been properly investigated. From cash flow to the condition of a building to employment process and anything else you need, our experts will investigate everything on your behalf.
Performing due diligence is time consuming and tedious. Let our experts take the burden from you so you can focus on other aspects of your upcoming deal or project.
Types Of Due Diligence We Offer
Our due diligence professional are trained in a wide range of due diligence services, including:
Commercial Due Diligence
Commercial due diligence looks at both the specific company you are thinking of buying or partnering with, and the target industry as a whole. Our due diligence service agency looks at the target company’s cash flow, overall financial health, and their current positioning in the industry to assess their long term sustainability and also to look for profit making opportunities.
We answer the important question of whether the target company is competitive in its industry and whether it is likely to remain so in the short, medium and long term.
We also look at the attractiveness of the industry and the current state of it to give you all the information on whether it’s a profitable industry right now.
Financial Due Diligence
Our financial due diligence experts have the in-depth knowledge necessary to examine and draw up a detailed picture of the target company’s financial situation. This is vital when it comes to doing any kind of deal – you need to know that you are working with a company that is solvent, financially healthy, and a good match for your business.
In other words, financial due diligence helps you take good care of your finances and assets and ensure they are put to good use.
We examine every aspect of their finances, including cash flows, quality of earnings, balance sheets, and assets and liabilities. We also evaluate and discuss all projections.
Operational Due Diligence
Operations are a frequently overlooked aspect of due diligence, but in fact operational due diligence is an absolute must before any joint venture, merger, buy out or any other deal.
Operational due diligence looks at the every day operations of the target and assesses them for effectiveness. You need to know that your potential partner, investor or investment is running smoothly, otherwise there is a risk of operations causing problems after the deal is done.
We look at everything operations-related, including business plans, supply chains, operational processes, procurement, sales, human resources, assets, current use of technology, how well risks have been planned for, and more.
Valuation can be complicated, and it’s a vital part of any business deal. Valuation is necessary before a deal can be struck – after all both parties have to agree on the value of the asset at hand.
Assigning a financial value to a business takes in-depth examination and assessment before a figure can be reached. Our due diligence service agency has the skill and experience needed to carry out a thorough valuation that gives you clear guidance.
We take into account all the financial aspects of the business, as well as contracts, relationships with customers and suppliers, position in the market and more to ensure the quote we give you reflects the true value of your target business.
Tax Due Diligence
Professional tax advice is a must before any deal with another entity. We employ an experienced team of tax assessors who know what to look for to give you a true report on the tax implications of any deal.
Tax due diligence ensures you know what you can expect in terms of taxes after the deal is complete, which means no nasty surprises down the line.
We examine your target’s current tax situation, including historical filing, current tax planning, tax credits and incentives, matters of executive compensation, transactions and acquisitions.
We thoroughly evaluate every aspect of tax to give you an accurate report on the current state of affairs, plus potential opportunities and risks.
Real Estate Due Diligence
If you are buying a business property, you naturally want to know absolutely everything about it. A thorough assessment of any property is vital. The sooner you uncover any potential problems, the better – this allows you to evaluate the true cost of the property beyond the price tag, and also fully assess any risks from buying it.
Real estate due diligence includes not only the state of the property, but also any legal or physical issues that affect how you can use the property or what kind of business can be run from it.
Our experienced real estate team will gather information on all aspects of the property, including ownership, physical condition, mortgages, tax assessments, chain of title, grantors and grantees, and any restrictions on the property.
Legal Due Diligence
Legal due diligence means carrying out a thorough assessment of the legal status and implications of any proposed action, such as a merger, buyout, joint venture or other business deal.
Our team of experienced legal due diligence experts are trained in every aspect of legal due diligence, so you can rest assured that we will assess the potential action from all sides to give you an honest and accurate assessment.
We look at all legal implications, including governing documents, applicable laws and restrictions affecting the proposed deal, and affecting your business after such a deal has been made. We will present our findings to you in a clear, understandable document that gives you a thorough overview of the situation.
An understanding of the intellectual property involved in any deal is vital. This is especially true in the case of mergers and acquisitions.
Our intellectual property service will carry out a thorough assessment of any intellectual property owned by your target company, including designs, trademarks, domain names, copyright and patents. We will then assess the true value of all such intellectual property. This gives you the key information you need to make profitable decisions on the buying, selling, or acquisition of intellectual property.
We also obtain information on the current status and ownership of all intellectual property items, including any restrictions on their use which might affect you in the future.
KYC (Customer Due Diligence)
KYC, or “know your customer” due diligence is the process of establishing that your potential collaborator or partner is who they say they are. This process is vital both for your own peace of mind and for making sure that any deal made is completely legal.
Our team will perform thorough background checks on the owner and other key parties involved in the deal. Our checks include looking at credit worthiness, and establishing the veracity and trustworthiness of their history.
We will investigate for any potential money laundering, financial crime or other unsavory dealings so you can move forward confident that you know who you are dealing with (or withdraw from negotiations if need be).
Strategic and M&A Due Diligence
Mergers and acquisitions are complex business deals that carry a heavy risk with them. Our strategic and M&A due diligence service gives you a deep insight into the mindset of all parties, the likely next step, and the projected outcome of every aspect of the bidding process.
We look at the business aims of all parties and investigate how your potential bidder is approaching the deal and what their next move is likely to be. If you are the one doing the bidding, we look at shareholders and others involved in the decision and ascertain what they are looking for from the deal and how they are likely to act.
Our strategic and M&A due diligence service offers insight into every aspect and every person involved in the potential merger or acquisition, and establishes each party’s aims. This makes for smoother and clearer discussions.
Reputational Due Diligence
If you are about to buy a business or enter into a partnership, reputational due diligence is a must. You need to know how your target business is perceived and any associated risks or problems. This is vital for any business, but is especially important if you are moving into an international market that you are not familiar with.
Our reputational due diligence service is thorough – we look at everything from global compliance, government watch lists and anti-corruption information to public records and even local customers and people familiar with the company.
Reputational due diligence establishes potential risks before any deal is entered into.
Employment Due Diligence
If you are looking to take on a new employee or contactor, employment due diligence is a must. The cost of employing an unsuitable person can be massive, costing you not only money in the hiring and firing process and in wages, but also costing you time due to inefficient performance by the employee and time spent ending their contract.
Our employment due diligence service offers a thorough background check that will bring up any red flags and give you a fair assessment of your potential employee and any issues.
We examine criminal records, verify education and employment histories, trace social security numbers, look at credit history, and check professional licenses and verifications for a thorough overview.
Investment Due Diligence
Before making any investment, you want to know that the investment is likely to be the right one for your business. A thorough examination of any potential investment help put your mind at ease and ensures that you only move forward with investments that are strong, legal, and above board in all respects.
Our due diligence service company assesses compliance and integrity as regards your potential business, so you know ahead of time about any red flags or potential issues that could affect your deal.
We examine many aspects of investment, including reputation, risk management, onboarding processes, compliance screening, ethics, corporate social responsibility, fraud, counterfeiting, embezzlement, illegal selling and anti-competitive behavior. We also carry out anti-bribery and anti-corruption screening on your behalf.
Market research is a key part of any potential business deal. If your target has an established market of loyal, satisfied, and financially solvent customers, it represents a much safer and potentially more profitable investment for your business.
We carry out thorough research on your target’s customers, retailers, distributors and suppliers, and then instigate a series of confidential questionnaires to learn as much as we can.
Once our research is concluded, we’ll provide you with a thorough assessment of your target’s customers and market. This includes everything from their relationship with their suppliers, to customer satisfaction, brand equity and reputation, innovation, understanding of their customers’ needs and much more.
We are a multi-lingual due diligence service company and have the skilled staff on hand to carry out due diligence services in over 50 worldwide languages, including but not limited to: French, Russian, German, Japanese, Hindi, Italian, and Spanish.
No matter where you are located, or which geographic area your target business operates in, we have language and translation experts on hand to carry out due diligence on your behalf.
Bring reassurance and peace of mind to any business proceedings – get in touch today to discuss your due diligence needs.