Due Diligence Investigations
Updated: May 30, 2022
The path we choose in life is the result of a series of decisions that we have made and implemented so far. By no means does this mean that these were just the right ones or just the wrong ones. But how do you choose the best option? Decision-making is a process in which we are faced with several options from which to choose the right one, followed by taking a series of actions to implement that decision.
One of the most important steps taken in the process of making critical decisions is due diligence investigations. Whether you want to execute a sold transaction of a company by which only the sales contract is assessed from the financial, legal, and technical aspects, it is necessary to conduct due diligence investigations in order to minimize the risk. By hiring our team of Due diligence investigators, you get a detailed audit that we perform to confirm the facts or details of the issue under consideration. In the financial world, due diligence requires a review of the financial evidence before entering into a proposed transaction with another party. Swiss Detective Agency is a top company for business intelligence and research with a wide domestic and international network of experienced investigators and consultants. When you’re conducting a due diligence business investigation, you want to make sure you’re dotting all the „I’s“ and crossing all the „T’s“.Conducting thorough investigations requires due attention to detail, a well-designed game plan, and perseverance. Each year our team of forensic accountants and intelligence analysts undergo yearly compliance training according to the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) so we can conduct business with a variety of organizations. Through our comprehensive due diligence services, we can provide the pre-decision intelligence you need to avoid surprises in the future.
In today’s global markets where transactions happen with lightning speed, organizations need access to fast, accurate data about the individuals and companies with which they do business. A web search isn’t enough to identify potential risks and spot hidden opportunities.
Working both covertly and overtly, our due diligence process helps you uncover important details that indicate how an individual or organization conducts business. We will look at specifics, including finances, industry reputation, management strategy, organizational history, supplier relationships, intellectual assets, and physical property, among others. The information provided during a due diligence investigation aims to provide you with a complete picture of the organization so you can make a well-informed business decision.
From vetting a high-profile executive to locating criminal suspects to uncovering hidden assets or conducting private investigations, the Swiss Detective Agency provides reliable insight. Our easy-to-use investigations and due diligence solutions help you protect your clients’ reputations and comply with regulatory requirements. They provide the information your clients need to make informed decisions regarding situations such as:
• Mergers and Acquisitions – Self-reported information from a prospective merger or acquisition company requires verification. Your clients need to be aware of potential risks, such as compliance issues or looming litigation. They should also thoroughly vet the C-suite executives as their reputations can have strong implications for your business. Corporate investigative information is critical to establishing value and making good decisions before moving forward with a deal.
• Vetting People and Organizations – When your client’s reputations and profits are on the line, they want to be sure they know the organizations and people with whom they do business. Our investigative due diligence solutions can help prevent a risky business deal or compliance issue by providing insight into entities, owners, and their connections. Fully examine a potential vendor, customer, supplier, or business partner, giving your client insights into whether they should proceed with the relationship or turn around and walk away.
• Vendors – Before your client enters into a business relationship with a company, they need to assess its financial stability, industry reputation, and processes for regulatory compliance. Any red flags may be a good reason to pump the brakes going forward. But vendor due diligence isn’t only necessary at the beginning of a relationship. Organizations and C-suite executives can change, making it necessary to continually monitor vendors throughout your client’s supply chain.
• Customer and Business Due Diligence – Vetting customers properly and thoroughly is critical to Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Know Your Customer (KYC) initiatives. Your clients need you to verify that their customers are who they say they are. They also need to know their customers don’t appear on any prohibited lists or have ties to any nefarious parties.
The internal and external threats that a company faces can be difficult to spot without the right tools. Swiss Detective Agency gives you the resources to investigate and pay due to attention to bringing risks to the surface, where they can be quantified, mitigated, and avoided. When it comes to due diligence, our job is to put together a complete profile. Our goal is to fill in the blanks and answer you're tough questions so that you can truly know who you are doing business with.
In addition to using forensic accounting investigations, background checks, surveillance, mystery shopping, asset searches, financial investigations, and other corporate investigation methods to find out how the company works, in some cases our team of investigators will have to review public records and talk to clients and clients. and contact offices abroad to discover the legitimacy and potential of the company. We need to work with you to determine which methods your specific investigation needs.
If Due Diligence is not implemented, the risk of the sale itself increases, which means that approaching the purchase of a company without a prior procedure of collecting relevant information can result in significant financial losses for investors. Do you want to take risks? Contact us for help on time!
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