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Pre-transaction Due diligence
Investment due diligence
Understand and manage risk with confidence so that you can make informed decisions about all available investment opportunities.
Our reliable due diligence solutions, trusted data, and human intelligence can help you overcome the complex risks associated with private equity (PE) investments, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), or investing in an initial public offering (IPO).
With many competing interests in today’s capital markets, timely and accurate pre-transaction due diligence is crucial to help stakeholders mitigate investment risks. Engaging due diligence experts with deep knowledge of local, regional, and global markets is key for nuanced decision-making, especially when fast-paced, high-pressure, or high-value deals are at stake.
What is investment due diligence?
Investment due diligence includes a wide range of investing scenarios, including M&A, private equity (PE), pre-IPO, and Joint Venture (JVs) deals.
This process helps investors to determine whether their initial decision to provide funding is based on accurate and reliable information and includes reviewing all financial records, past company performance and anything else that is considered material.
The purpose of investment due diligence is to make better informed investment decisions.
Discover our bespoke investment due diligence solutions
Refinitiv Due Diligence reports support IPOs, M&As, and PE acquisitions.
Our pre-IPO due diligence focuses on both the compliance and reputational track record of the candidate company and their owners, board members, executive teams, and related entities. We seek to uncover a wide arrange of risks including unfair labour practices, breaches of environmental ethics, bribery and corruption, money laundering, and cybercrime.
We have extensive experience conducting pre-IPO due diligence across many sectors as diverse as chemicals, clothing, construction, electrical goods, IT software and mobile apps, manufacturing, real estate and transportation.
In the M&A process, due diligence allows the buyer to understand any hidden integrity and reputational risks associated with a potential acquisition, merger or joint venture so the buyer can confidently make an informed decision before closing the deal.
Our comprehensive M&A due diligence reports cover traditional integrity red flags such as money-laundering, sanctions, corruption, and fraud, as well as emerging risks such as environment social, and governance (ESG) risks, operational and quality risks, financial risks, and identity risks. We do it quickly, thoroughly, and accurately, providing tailorable solutions to better meet your specific needs.
Private equity companies are renowned for their deal discipline. We understand this mindset and bring rigor, independence, and global research experience to conduct due diligence on a prospective buyout target and investment opportunity or on an existing portfolio company.
Our PE due diligence reports cover multiple domains of risk to help safeguard your investments. Risk domains covered include integrity (such as money-laundering, sanctions, corruption, and fraud), ESG, cyber, operational and quality, financial, and identity risks. We also provide cost-effective monitoring solutions to protect your investment over its entire life cycle. Our solutions are tailorable to meet your specific investment needs.
What you get with our due diligence reports
With over 500 analysts, speaking 65 languages and enabled by Refinitiv data, we deliver unique insight with speed and quality.
We leverage structured World-Check Risk Intelligence data accredited with ISAE 3000 standard as well as other credible public and proprietary data and various human intelligence sources.
With local intelligence networks in all major markets, we understand the local nuances, even where information may be less accessible.
Refinitiv’s EDD services gave us comfort because we knew that compared to the smaller providers of such reports, we were getting background from the most reliable source, with a presence in all the jurisdictions around the globe, and that saved us a lot of effort.
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