The need for robust due diligence and ongoing cyber and integrity support has never been greater. Our global team of more than 250 practitioners and advisers speak more than 30 languages and have experience advising on over 750 transactions throughout the deal cycle.

How we can help you

Transactional Due Diligence

We support private equity and venture capital firms by helping them to make better informed investment decisions and to comply with regulatory demands.

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Investigative Due Diligence

Deals hinge on detailed knowledge of management teams, the way businesses have been run, and who they are associated with. Where are the skeletons? Has the business been involved in corruption or fraud? What are the backgrounds and connections of the principals? How were key assets or licenses acquired? Our investigations combine multi-lingual regional specialists, industry-leading open-source intelligence analytics, and a global network of country and industry contacts. We help private equity firms move beyond the headline news to address the complex intelligence questions that matter most to a deal.

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Cyber security assessments

Buying a business increasingly means buying data, and that means buying into past, present, and future data security problems. Recent breaches have brought home the importance of understanding cyber security risks prior to acquisitions and investments. Our security experts assess cyber risks, vulnerabilities, existing controls, and compliance with local data and privacy laws. We also undertake penetration tests to demonstrate how a cyber attacker might exploit vulnerabilities. We then provide clear recommendations for cyber risk mitigation to help you navigate the deal and plan for the future. We can also undertake similar engagements for portfolio companies and private equity and venture capital firms themselves.

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Market Risk

We deliver bespoke market entry services for international clients to help mitigate risks relating to the specific political, operational or regulatory environment, as well as reputation and security, across the globe. Whether providing intelligence on the reputation of a sector with regulatory bodies, benchmarking against competitors, or identifying and helping you to understand the influence of key stakeholders, we know that gaining a clear understanding of these issues often defines the success of a deal.

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OPERATIONAL SUPPORT

Cyber regulatory compliance

We assist private equity firms and their portfolio companies preparing for and meeting cyber security and data privacy regulatory requirements, such as the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). We make the path to compliance as simple as possible by using proven, time- and cost-effective methods to obtain and maintain compliance with local laws and regulations. We also help clients to identify strategies that could aid them in minimizing their compliance requirements.
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Deal Monitoring and Ongoing Portfolio Risk Management

We undertake real-time news media and data monitoring, ensuring you remain updated about target companies and key principals right up until a deal is closed. We also help investors keep informed about their portfolio businesses and management teams. We can track a range of threats, from adverse media and products and principals, through to stolen data being leaked on dark-web forums.

Incident Response and Disputes

We augment your response, and that of your portfolio companies, to critical crises and provide investigate support to fraud investigations and disputes.

AML compliance

We work with compliance teams at private equity firms to conduct enhanced due diligence on LPs to mitigate money laundering and other financial crime risks. Our reporting focuses on ultimate beneficial ownership, source of wealth and political exposure in addition to sanctions and criminal investigations.

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