Due diligence is critical when dealing with any businesses or governmental organizations especially in developing markets. In this environment it is essential that businesses become completely familiar with the operations of international clients, business partners, distributors, agents, consultants and individuals before conducting offshore transactions, establishing formal corporate partnerships or committing to international investments.
CRI Group establishes the legal compliance, financial viability and integrity levels of those outside partners, suppliers, customers and other sources worldwide that seek potential affiliations with your business.
With a network of trained professionals positioned across five continents, CRI Group’s due diligence services utilize one of the largest multi-national fraud investigation teams the industry has to offer.
Due diligence is especially critical when your business is performing pre-merger and acquisition research which is why CRI have the knowledge required to navigate unfamiliar markets by assessing the backgrounds, integrity and character of those with whom you do business.
CRI Group’s Investigative Due Diligence services provide the specialized intelligence needed by global financial institutions and multinational corporations to guarantee complete compliance with anti-money laundering (AML) regulations and legislation involving trans-national implications.
The U.S. Patriot Act and anti-corruption legislation such as the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) contain specific due diligence requirements, especially within the context of emerging markets and offshore business dealings. CRI’s comprehensive Due Diligence Reports provide thorough risk assessments of prospective and existing clients, potential M&A targets, IPO candidates, business partners and agents, greatly reducing the possibility of risk to your business operations and harm to your corporate reputation.
This level of Due Diligence can uncover:
- Purposely Hidden Ownership
- Business Operations & Solvency
- Poor Reputation
- Past Allegations of Corruption
- Production, Quality or Delivery Issues
- Key Assets
- Inappropriate Political Affiliations
- Conflicts of Interest
- Licensing & Credentialing Issues
- Links to Organized Crime
- Improper Payment Arrangements
- Workforce & Human Rights Issue