Transactional Due Diligence
We advise firms on a range of risks, from cyber security to corruption to reputation and political change. 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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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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Business intelligence support
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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Political and security risk analysis
Getting a clear understanding of political and security developments often defines the success of a deal. Our regional teams provide country assessments that address a range of macro-level questions, from regulatory change to militancy to civil unrest and political stability. We specialize in providing independent, objective assessments of complex risks in emerging and frontier markets.
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