By definition Due Diligence Investigations | Due Diligence are the processes of exercising reasonable care to avoid unnecessary exposure. In part these investigations are done to verify stated information prior to entering into a business transaction. The idea behind this type of investigation is to reveal the truth and minimize business risk while providing quality information to the decision makers.
Why conduct Due Diligence Investigations?
For companies who are involved with IPO’s, mergers, acquisitions, joint venture, partnership deals and countless other business scenarios, consideration should be given to contacting us to discuss your needs so we can assist in the design of an action plan using our various services and expertise. The results of our services can act as a spotlight into past dealings and behavior which in turn may give you a glimpse of what to expect in the future. You may or may not like what you learn. Listed below are a few benefits that you gain when conducting Due Diligence Investigations:
- Reduction of risk
- Minimize embarrassing situations
- Obtain and keep peace of mind
- Ensures reliability
- Nothing hidden
- No surprises
- It’s just a good business practice
Who needs Due Diligence?
By failing to conduct these investigations, you may be inviting problems, issues or even disaster. What if, unbeknownst to you at the time of your engagement, the company, and possibly one of its key personnel is, or has been involved in something dubious? This of course could be embarrassing to say the least, but more importantly, it may damage your company image in addition to costing you time and money. If you do your Due Diligence it could eliminate this.
Proper Due Diligence may identify:
- Improper or illegal activity
- Litigation histories
- Regulatory issues
- Officers and directors
- Headquarter and satellite offices
- Newspaper articles
- Corporate filings
- Hidden history
- Much more…
Below are a few sub-categories of due diligence and a brief explanation of each.
In business, surprises are not a good thing. Too often business decisions are made without verifying provided information, which can turn out badly in the end.
Smart business people know how to minimize their business risk. They do this in part by routinely conducting Business Backgrounds | Business Investigations before entering relationships with customers, vendors, clients, partners, etc.
Prospective Client Backgrounds should be done when considering a business relationship.
Consider these due diligence background checks as a means of scrutinizing the firms you choose to work with now, and into the future, in hopes of minimizing your business risk & potentially embarrassing situations.