Investigative Due Diligence

Investigative Due Diligence
CRI Group: Secure Business in a Global Economy

Successful risk management begins with a scrutinized understanding of the individuals and organizations with whom you’re conducting business. It also requires compliance with international laws, which can be complex and are often changing. For more than 27 years, CRI Group has been safeguarding clients around the globe by providing investigative due diligence and business investigative services, utilizing a vast network of professional resources strategically located throughout key regions of the Asia Pacific, South Asia, the Middle East and North Africa. 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.

Investigative Due diligence is especially critical when dealing with businesses or governmental organizations 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.

Worldwide Compliance

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) and UK Bribery Act contain specific due diligence requirements, especially within the context of emerging markets and offshore business dealings. CRI Group'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.

Your Team of Experts

With a network of Certified Fraud Examiners, Compliance Officers and Research Consultants possessing diverse industry backgrounds and strategically positioned across five continents, CRI Group operates one of the largest multi-national Fraud Investigation teams the industry has to offer.

Strict compliance with ever-increasing global privacy laws and regulation is at the heart of our investigative services. Our reach extends beyond public records and online resources. Since much of our work is conducted in regions with limited electronic access, we travel to remote locations and, through our knowledge of local customs and languages, have the capability to provide comprehensive background research to supply thorough, timely and accurate information. Trusted by more than 3,800 clients worldwide, CRI Group's investigative due diligence reports offer quality reporting on demand.

CRI Group's Investigative Due Diligence service is a comprehensive risk management tool for when your business:
  • Is performing pre-merger and acquisition research and pre-IPO due diligence
  • Offers and enters into newly formed international joint ventures
  • Engages with a new banking or commercial client
  • Employs, contracts or retains foreign business partners
  • Follows regulatory compliance and corporate governance best practice
  • Requires a consistent and audit-worthy AML and anti-corruption compliance program

In the highly competitive international investigative marketplace, businesses are searching for opportunities in emerging markets. But these remote locations can bring a variety of challenges and risks such as corruption, misunderstood laws that lead to unenforceable contracts, organized crime, terrorist financing and money laundering. These and other risks must be weighed by professionals familiar with these markets and thoroughly evaluated to reduce the risk to your business.

CRI Group provides the knowledgeable due diligence businesses required to navigate unfamiliar markets by assessing the backgrounds, integrity and character of those with whom they do business. These reports help organizations remain compliant with domestic and international regulations and standards of business ethics and behavior. Used as part of a comprehensive risk management program, our Investigative Due Diligence services provide detailed risk insight to reduce business, legal and reputation risks.

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