Due diligence

Source the intelligence you need to navigate business integrity and compliance challenges, from the everyday to the most complex.


S-RM is an industry-leading provider of integrity and reputational due diligence. From regular reporting for financial crime compliance teams through to in-depth investigative due diligence ahead of major transactions, we support blue-chip clients in multiple contexts. 

Our expert consultants combine the latest open-source research techniques with a global human source network, to provide actionable insights. S-RM's experienced team is trained to operate ethically and with discretion. 

The analyst team were genuinely experts in their field and were able to communicate the findings of their research at exactly the right level for our stakeholders.

Chambers & Partners, Crisis & Risk Management, Investigative Due Diligence Guide 2024

Why S-RM?

Top tier provider

Band 1 for Investigative Due Diligence in the 2024, 2023 and 2022 Chambers and Partners industry rankings

Regional expertise

45+ languages spoken, deep knowledge and experience across all regions

Commercial understanding

Expertise across industries and sectors

Trusted partner

Supporting clients with investigative due diligence for over 15 years


Compliance due diligence

Receive actionable insights on business integrity and compliance risks. We work with investment banks, private banks, investment managers, commodities traders, government agencies and corporate clients to provide rapid and carefully sourced insight. 

  • Unwavering client focus means we work closely with you to understand your concerns and priorities.
  • We explore numerous avenues to deliver actionable intelligence, using regional specialists, extensive source networks and highly skilled investigators.
  • Our scalable model maximises transparency around delivery at each reporting level, making it easy to extend coverage across related entities or principals. 

Transaction due diligence

Our highly experienced practitioners provide discreet intelligence for high-stakes decision-making ahead of private equity investments, M&A, joint ventures, capital markets transactions and new market entry. 

  • We work alongside financial and legal due diligence teams to help you identify and price risk by performing investigative and cyber due diligence on investment targets.
  • Our investigative due diligence can be tailored to fill critical knowledge gaps, including insight on management teams, commercial strategy, and governance issues.
  •  Due diligence is often supplemented with market entry reporting, focused on political, regulatory and wider commercial intelligence ahead of transactions.
Citizen & Visa

Investment migration due diligence 

Receive in-depth due diligence reporting to identify compliance and integrity risks facing citizenship and residency-by-investment programs.  

  • Work with our dedicated team with extensive experience supporting citizenship and residency-by-investment compliance programmes.  
  • Our global network of offices ensures each project is staffed by suitable regional experts.
  • Get support across all sectors and jurisdictions, including where information is hard to access or interpret.  
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Assisting multinational corporations with complex due diligence 

We manage third-party and supply chain risks for major multinational corporations. Our clients include FTSE and Fortune 100 companies across the major sectors, including energy, industrials, consumer goods and technology. We conduct due diligence on our clients’ third parties, partners and suppliers, helping reduce their exposure to reputation, sanctions, bribery and corruption risks.

S-RM has a strong ability to address complex investigations (publicly exposed entities, multi-jurisdictions) and cross referencing with a diverse set of sources.

Chambers & Partners, Crisis & Risk Management, Investigative Due Diligence Guide 2023

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Supporting private equity sponsors

We support a broad range of private equity sponsors – including large and mid-market buyout funds, sovereign wealth funds and DFIs. We are equally comfortable receiving instructions from deal teams directly, or via compliance counsel.  

Our clients trust us at critical and sensitive stages of a deal to work with speed, versatility, regional and sectorial experience and discretion. 

We recommend S-RM to our clients for both highly complex cross-border transactions, as well as for 'daily driver' types of matters - they are equally adept at handling both.

Compliance counsel to private equity

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Helping financial services with due diligence processes 

Working with investment banking and financial services compliance teams is part of our DNA. We have been trusted partners, consultants and providers of a range of due diligence services to some of the world's leading financial services businesses for over a decade.  

We regularly advise clients on matters relating to financial crime compliance, AML and sanctions, as well as general transparency or ESG issues. 

S-RM goes beyond typical background checks and leverages a strong network of relationships to derive more personal insights on the targets at hand.

Chambers & Partners, Crisis & Risk Management, Investigative Due Diligence Guide 2024

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We help your business navigate even the most complex due diligence challenges. Get in touch today to learn more.

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