Integrity Due Diligence

Integrity Due Diligence
CRI Group Provides Control Over the Outside Threats that can Cripple Your Business and Harm Your Reputation

Due diligence on potential business partners is vital to confirm legitimacy and reduce the risks associated with such professional relationships.  CRI Group's global integrity due diligence investigations provide your business with the critical information it needs in making sound decisions regarding mergers and acquisitions, strategic partnerships and the selection of vendors and suppliers.  This level of due diligence will help ensure that working with a potential outside party will ultimately achieve your organization's strategic and financial goals.

PARTIES OF INTEREST

Suppliers, Agents, Distributors, Advisers, Joint Venture Partners, Brokers, Third-Party Affiliates, Technology Vendors, Business Services Vendors, Distribution Channel Partners, Any Other Entity Wishing To Transact With Your Business.

CRI Group's comprehensive due diligence investigation involves a review of all relevant information concerning virtually any business on the planet to ascertain past business dealings, criminal records, executive stability and suspect associations.  Our experts focus on the provider’s industry experience, its financial condition, knowledge of applicable laws and regulations, reputation, and the scope and effectiveness of its operations and controls. The evaluation of a targeted business may include the following items:

  • A thorough investigation of the provider's business and operations
  • A comprehensive review of the provider's financial condition and reputation
  • Review of local and regional government records to identify any past or present litigation involving the provider
  • Background checks of the provider's key principals
  • Reference checks, including peer businesses and industry groups
  • Review of certifications, quality controls and continuous improvement initiatives
  • Evaluation of the provider's experience in implementing and delivering on the proposed scope of services
  • Review of the provider's culture, vision and business style to ensure cohesiveness with that of the organization's
  • Reviewing the provider's internal controls, information systems, security, confidentiality and contingency planning documents
  • Review any existing working relationships to gauge the reliance on subcontractors
  • Ensure adequacy of insurance coverage
  • Review of marketing and customer service practices
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 Issues

CRI Group's vast network of Certified Fraud Examiners, Compliance Officers and Research Consultants possess diverse industry backgrounds and are strategically positioned across five continents. Our multi-national corporate intelligence and forensics network is based in Dubai and operates in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, North Africa and outlier territories where reliable information is difficult to obtain.

CRI Group's professionals are acutely trained in international business compliance, including Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), UK Bribery Act, OECD Anti-Bribery Convention, Money Laundering Regulations and their associated developments.  Business intelligence is gathered from regulators, industry observers, suppliers, competitors, distributors and even current/former customers.

THE IMPACT OF NEGATIVE EXPOSURE

Damaged Corporate Reputations and Brand Devaluation
Eroding Employee Moral
Potential Consumer Boycotts
Negative Investor Perceptions
Possible Legal Action
Fines and Potential Jail Terms for Directors

CRI Group's Integrity Due Diligence Investigations have exposed security issues that could have potentially had a disastrous impact on our clients' business operations had they not been identified.  Such investigations have equipped our clients with critical information that enabled them to avoid:

  • Merging with an international business embroiled in several behind-the-scenes legal battles.
  • Getting caught up in making procurement decisions involving the inappropriate influence of government officials who were slated to receive kickbacks.
  • Partnering with organizations that were potential credit risks, have claimed bankruptcy, have dissolved stated companies or were faced with debtor filings.
  • Awarding work to an overseas contractor with absolutely no prior experience.
  • Affiliating with a contracting company owned by a politician with significant influence on future awards.

Anatomy of a CRI Group Due Diligence Investigation

CRI Group investigators employ a proven, multi-faceted research approach which involves a global array of databases, courts and public record searches, local contacts, industry and media resources, and in-depth web-based research.  Our resources included:

  • International business verification
  • Individual business interest search
  • Personal profile on individual subjects
  • Company profile on corporate entities
  • Historical ownership analysis
  • Identification of subsidiaries & connected parties
  • Global & national criminality & regulatory records check
  • Politically Exposed Person database
  • International media research
  • Country-specific databases that include
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