Due diligence is the comprehensive analysis of either a person or a business to establish their credibility during a legal transaction.
Our investigators examine of a company’s management, finances, performance, mission, history, aims, clients, and anything else that details how a business functions. It is vital to conduct a due diligence investigation before a merger, company purchase, or acquisition because it reveals hidden liabilities.
Due diligence investigations give you a complete picture of a company. If you are investing your money in a business transaction, a due diligence investigation can help you make an informed decision.
A greystone solicitor investigator will often use forensic accounting investigations, background checks, surveillance, mystery shopping, asset searches, financial investigations, and other corporate investigation methods to find out how a company functions. In some cases, investigators will need to review public records, speak with company clients and customers, and contact overseas offices to uncover the legitimacy and potential of a company.
We investigate company overview (history)Employees (benefits, personalities, unions)Financial costs/results (revenue, cost structure, selling activities)Intellectual property, assets and facilities, Liabilities and equity Marketing audits, Information systems audits, Compatibility audits, Materials management (inventory)Production and reconciliation audits
Our investigators perform different types of Due Diligence:
Legal: This aspect deals with the intellectual property of the company in question. It involves contract, loans, property, employment, and pending litigations.
Financial: Financial due diligence verifies a company’s finances. It looks at things like earnings, assets, liabilities, cash flow, debt, and management.
Commercial: Commercial due diligence brings into consideration the current market. This includes conversations with customers, competitor assessment, and any business plans in place.