Beyond the documentation and direct line interests are often dotted line business relationships with family members, unknown friends and possibly underworld elements. If left uncovered, the company could be subject to future potential damages.
Investigative due diligence evaluates the failure of businesses to undertake sufficient business intelligence activities when entering into a major business commitment which helps you to identify any business inconsistencies and risks that are not visible from financial or legal reviews. AXIS specialises in information gathering through our skilled team of investigators. Our initial focus begins on the key people and/or entities related in the given transaction or joint venture, followed by the background history, reputation, business ethics, litigation history, business acumen and influences in certain environments that could prove important for the successful outcome of a business deal.
Exposing potential skeletons in the closet such as deceptive people who misrepresent themselves and their intentions in any business environment, criminal issues, regulatory or environmental breaches, litigation, bribery and money laundering are among the key factors that we identify during our analysis of the parties related. Investigative Due Diligence is crucial, as it provides our clients with information that will put them at a certain comfort level to enable them to make strategic business decisions. This also helps avoid unnecessary commitment to invest in a project without prior knowledge of the problems that might occur, which could lead to potential loses.
AXIS can assist by providing all the vital information needed to help your organisation make the right decision. We will provide you with a detailed report of our investigations through a legal and ethical manner, utilising knowledgeable industry resources and at the same time conducting site visits and a series of inquiries within the organisation, as well as other parties involved, such as customers, distributors, competitors and government and regulatory bodies, while maintaining discretion. Our report will provide invaluable insight into any potential problems that might arise before you commit your resources.
AXIS maintains a network of worldwide representatives who can perform simultaneous location checks if such a need arises. We make sure the people you deal with are assets, not liabilities. Due diligence investigations are especially critical under the following circumstances:-
- Accepting a new client
- Completing a merger or acquisition
- Forming a partnership locally or internationally
- Hiring new employees
- Finalising a franchise or license agreement
- Establishing overseas relationship
- Handling or investing in an Initial Public Offering