“Money advisor who lost client's millions sold ‘unsuitable’ investments in at least four businesses.”
– San Luis Obispo (November 21, 2007)
We have all seen the headlines about the sale of investments. When making investment decisions related to an acquisition, merger, joint venture or equity pool, it is critical to know as much about the opportunity as possible in order to make an informed business decision. Frequently, the lure of the opportunity results in certain critical processes being omitted or overlooked.
Strategic decisions require knowing the undisclosed facts behind the target or investment vehicle. Certain questions and facts need to be closely scrutinized:
- Have the principals of the target company engaged in prior wrongful conduct?
- Are there government investigations pending against this entity?
- What is the litigation, regulatory and compliance history of the company and its principals?
Without all of the relevant facts and background information, decision makers may be putting themselves, their investors and their organizations at substantial financial, legal and/or reputational risk.
UHY Advisors’ Global Business Intelligence and Investigations team members have been conducting in-depth domestic and international due diligence and background investigations and collecting critical intelligence regarding the potential acquisition targets and investment opportunities for more than twenty-five years. We examine the entity, key decision makers and investors behind the curtain. Our clients include:
- Investment banks
- Private equity groups
- High net worth individuals
- Hedge funds
- Venture capitalists
- Other financial institutions
Our investigative due diligence can be conducted through the use of a specifically tailored individual history disclosure questionnaire or can be conducted covertly. Our due diligence experts will formulate a plan of action before you decide on your next deal or business venture.