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Pre-transaction Due diligence

Pre-IPO due diligence

Understand and manage risk with confidence so that you can make informed decisions about all available investment opportunities.

IPO sponsors have to develop deep business intelligence and form a holistic view of risk around each potential IPO candidate.

Complex risks associated with listing a company on any stock exchange are mitigated by good-quality and reliable due diligence. That’s why our trusted data and human expertise help you overcome all of  those tricky obstacles.

What is Pre-IPO due diligence?

Any mandated financial institution should always conduct thorough and rigorous due diligence to assesses overall market maturity before any company launches an initial public offering (IPO). They should also thoroughly examine the IPO candidate’s financial, tax, legal, commercial, IT, operational, environmental and human resource details.

Detailed due diligence should deliver insights into the sustainability of the company’s business model. The process should also assess the competitive landscape, delve into the opportunities available in the candidate’s industry and fully assess the potential risks that could impact the company.

Our solution

Protect your business from risky deals

At Refinitiv our pre-IPO due diligence focuses on both the compliance and reputational track record of the candidate company. We seek to uncover any potential links to financial crime – including unfair labor practices, breaches of environmental ethics, bribery and corruption, money laundering or cybercrime.

Our reports also provide detailed background market analysis and examine the sustainability of the company’s business model.

  • We have extensive experience of pre-IPO reporting across many sectors as diverse as chemicals, clothing, construction, electrical goods, IT software and mobile apps, manufacturing, real estate and transportation.  
  • We have over two decades of experience in emerging and frontier markets and can boast one of the largest in-house enhanced due diligence analyst teams in the market

Request a pre-IPO due diligence report to understand and manage risk with confidence.


Why we are trusted worldwide

Legal and ethical methods

Our researchers only access risk information in the public domain, using non-invasive data collection methods.

Trusted information sources

Various human intelligence sources, leveraging structured World-Check Risk Intelligence data accredited with ISAE 3000 standard.

Global coverage with local knowledge

With local people in all major markets, we understand the local nuances and details, even where information may be less reliable.

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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Our specialists will tailor a pre-IPO due diligence solution to help solve your specific needs.