PRE-IPO DUE DILIGENCE
PRE-TRANSACTION INVESTIGATIVE DUE DILIGENCE
GEOPOLITICAL RISK ANALYSIS
Knowledge of how to access to hard-to-reach information
FOR FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS
Enhanced KYC / On-boarding CDD
Working for private banks, insurance companies, corporate and investment banks to provide solutions that help financial institutions comply with anti-money laundering (AML), know your customer (KYC), Customer Due Diligence (CDD), US Patriot Act, Foreign Corrupt Practice Act (FCPA), UK Bribery Act, counter-terrorism financing and sanctions regulations to identify potential risk factors in the early stages of considering new business relationships and investments.
FOR INVESTMENT BANKS AND IPO SPONSORS
Pre-IPO Due Diligence / Private Investigation Checks
Working for IPO lead managers or sponsors, pre-IPO due diligence usually comprises of extensive public records research and discreet source inquiries around the issuing company and its key shareholders, directors and senior management team members. Where necessary, we will also add key top customers and suppliers into the scope of work, especially when they are from high risk jurisdictions. Our teams have good understanding of investment banks and sponsors with extensive experience in past pre-IPO due diligence cases in HKEx, SGX and NYSE, NASDAQ and other international stock exchanges.
FOR PRIVATE EQUITY AND M&A PROFESSIONALS
Pre-transaction investigative due diligence
Engaged by private equity firms, M&A lawyers or corporate strategy team, Pre-M&A investigative due diligence usually comprises of extensive public records research and discreet source inquiries around the target company and its key principals. The work is often done at the early stage of a deal to gather intelligence that helps the deals team to make better informed decision and negotiate a better deal. When the deal develops, we also work in parallel with the legal and financial DD team to conduct the covert due diligence.
Our investigators work closely with lawyers across various practices to support the ultimate clients.
M&A lawyers: pre-transaction due diligence and background checks to understand the reputation and track records of the target company and its key management team members.
Litigation lawyers - litigation support activities such as asset search and intelligence gathering prior to arbitration or litigation.
IP lawyers - IP infringement investigation, brand protection, counterfeit investigations.
Employment lawyers - employee fraud investigations.
FOR HR AND RECRUITERS
We help clients develop and manage regional and global employment screening solutions.
We also offer comprehensive pre-employment background checks (covertly or overtly) on potential hires at executive and senior managerial levels. We will identify any inconsistencies or potential red flag issues with the candidate’s profile and reputation. Our screening go beyond the routine ‘box-checking’ process and would provide a thorough assessment of the candidate’s integrity and reliability.