Due Diligence Investigation
High-level transactions require comprehensive due diligence to manage risk and help ensure the best possible decisions. Whether you are considering a corporate merger, venture capital or hedge fund investment, corporate partnership or a senior hire, due diligence plays a critical role in your process.
When an opportunity arises, you may have limited time to act. Before deciding to invest or merge with another organization — or onboard a new executive — you need accurate information to assess the true value of the opportunity. Does the target company have the growth potential its managers claim? Do key executives have the required experience to make the deal work?
Global Verification Network provides commercial due diligence investigations to help you determine whether your prospective partner has the experience, competence, integrity, character and financial ability to direct and lead an opportunity in a safe, sound and legally compliant manner.
The Role of Corporate Due Diligence Services
The due diligence process allows parties involved in business transactions — investors, partners, lenders and others — to reduce risk through investigation and analysis. Due diligence can include business forecasts and assessments, along with recommendations for potential business integrations.
As part of investigative due diligence, investigators may analyze various aspects of opportunities — including the quality and value of any key components of the business, including key personnel and the civil and criminal history records of the entity itself. In addition, recordkeeping systems, accounting procedures and internal management controls may be assessed.
Due to the risks inherent in investing in early-stage companies, the venture capital due diligence process identifies key areas of exposure and suggests strategies for mitigation. The process can comprise several stages: during initial screening, venture funds may consider numerous opportunities — using specific benchmarks to identify potential investments.
Once investors identify a promising opportunity, the project moves into the business due diligence phase — which includes investigations of senior management team members along with business processes. This phase of the process may include the following reviews:
- Senior business leadership and executive management
- The service or product offered, along with the expected demand
- The specific business model used, the target market and market segmentation
Finally, a comprehensive legal review should complete the venture capital due diligence process before making a decision on a specific opportunity.
Global Verification Network: Due Diligence Investigation Process
Due diligence investigation companies like Global Verification Network use exacting standards of quality in investigations of business and financial data and processes. Every investigation is treated with the utmost attention, and clients receive comprehensive reports with appropriate levels of detail.
Global Verification Network’s in-house professional investigators are well-versed in proper investigative methodologies and protocols. We provide confidential global-screening services to organizations seeking high-quality investigative analyses related to mergers and acquisitions, lending, business intelligence or other business informational purposes.
What are some of the investigative due diligence services we provide? Our services include:
- Reviewing individual opportunities in the larger context of an overall corporate strategy to drive growth, profits and competitiveness by examining the key principals and entities of the deal.
- Affirming the accuracy of claimed credentials, stated business skills and other key attributes, along with uncovering deficiencies of character that could cause future problems.
- Auditing of public record data and other proprietary investigative resources to develop an appropriate risk awareness.
Our clients include hedge funds, commercial and investment banking institutions; private equity companies; and accounting, legal and other professional services firms that seek confidential information in a quick, thorough and accurate manner.
Sound Investigative Methodologies Tailored to Unique Business Needs
Global Verification Network’s corporate due diligence services help you mitigate risk by taking the guesswork out of high-stakes business deals. We customize investigative solutions that meet your unique needs and goals. We search all reasonable sources for the most up-to-date information, sifting through large volumes of source materials to uncover the most relevant data.
Our highly qualified, experienced corporate investigators provide vetting services for a variety of high-stakes business opportunities — including mergers and acquisitions, hedge funds, venture capital investments and executive-level hires. Such transactions can affect your business profoundly for years to come and require thorough due diligence.
Upon completion of a comprehensive analysis, we present our findings in a detailed report that provides the information necessary for you to make an informed decision. To learn more about our due diligence investigation service, please call us at 877-695-1179 or fill out our form below, and we will contact you promptly.