Due Diligence: Business Protection

Globalization means that any economic or industrial project which must be undertaken abroad requires targeted information and analysis about the general situation of the country where investors intend to operate and a detailed information on the specific case.

Due Diligence first came into common use as a result of the United States’ 1933 Securities Act that referred to as the “Due Diligence” defense, which could be used by broker-dealers when accused of inadequate disclosure to investors of material information with respect to the purchase of securities.

It is an instrument of business investigative activities in order to avoid surprises before signing a contract or financial-industrial transactions.

Normally, the Due Diligence overarching role is to consist in a process after which a potential buyer receives all the necessary information for assessing the company to be acquired or the contract to be signed.

Joint ventures, partnerships and acquisitions often require critical intelligence available only for the key players behind the scenes that can bring out political and security aspects influences.

Our due diligence operations and the international references also emphasize the regularity of your future partners with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and the needs of your customer (KYC) and bring out, if there are any,  unpredictable and hidden risks in foreign markets.

The Due Diligence is adapted to the demands of the customer and operates on several fronts depending on his needs and is essentially divided into nine areas:

– Financial Audit;

– Ambiental Macro-Control;

– Legal/Environmental Audit, Geopolitical Risks/Marketing Audit;

– Production Control;

– Management control;

– The Computer Control Systems;

– Audit Reconciliation.

 

Due Diligence is carried out at the headquarters of the company to be acquired or contract proposals, but is appropriately completed with all information through an extensive business activity investigation named “out door”.

At the end of business intelligence, the customer receives a detailed report which also contains  the general information relating to the:

  • corporate structure,
  • data analysis market,
  • the competitive situation.

And all useful information to make take aware and informed decisions about the economic opportunities whether to proceed with the operation, the signing of a contract or the acquisition of a company.