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When your private equity (PE) firm is looking to acquire or take a majority stake in a target company, the investment due diligence process is critical to reducing risk and ensuring you only move forward with the most viable investments. But sometimes, due diligence focuses primarily on the company and fails to sufficiently vet the
There are many reasons your company might seek to recover assets from another organization or an individual. In a lawsuit involving fraud, employment matters, personal injury, or fiduciary responsibility, for example, if the case results in a successful judgement then the process moves to the asset recovery phase. However, it can be extremely difficult to
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When you’re evaluating a company as a potential acquisition target or considering taking a majority stake in a business, you conduct rigorous due diligence on every aspect of the organization—from its financials and contracts to its product/service offering, customers, technology, and much more. But do you take the same care in investigating the company founder,
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For attorneys today, hiring a private investigator can be essential to gathering the evidence needed to build a successful case that represents clients well. Private investigators can play a pivotal role in collecting, organizing, and analyzing evidence, which can be beneficial to clients strategically. Plus, outsourcing parts of the discovery process is often more cost
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Background checking is a vital practice within your company’s hiring process. Vetting applicants before they join your firm is one of the most effective ways to mitigate the many risks associated with a bad hire – which can range from damage to client relationships and your company’s reputation to substantial legal and operating costs. In
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As an investor, how can you make informed decisions that promote success and mitigate the risks involved in financially backing new or existing businesses that hold promise? In this white paper, we will provide you with an Investor’s Due Diligence Checklist, a blueprint for you to follow as you consider potential business investment opportunities and
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According to the Corporate Finance Institute, corporate due diligence involves an investigation or audit designed to “confirm all relevant facts and financial information and to verify anything else” related to an investment deal. Completed before a deal closes, due diligence provides the buyer or investor with “an assurance of what they’re getting.” The due diligence process is
One of the most effective methods private investigators use to gather information is surveillance. Through legal surveillance practices, a professional private investigator can gain data and insights regarding the behaviors of individuals who may be involved in unethical business behaviors or criminal acts, such as corporate fraud and insurance fraud. Surveillance investigations provide attorneys, insurance
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The leaders you hire profoundly impact your company’s culture, productivity, competitiveness, and financial outlook. As stated by Indeed, effective leaders “provide clarity of purpose, motivate, and guide the organization to realize its mission.” Conversely, poor leadership comes at a price. For example, marketplace data shows that “71% of Millennials will leave their job within two
The use of private investigators is on the rise, growing by more than 13% annually in the U.S., according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. If you are a business owner in the insurance, human resources, asset management, or legal services industry, there are many reasons you may wish to enlist the help of a
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Author: Andrew Hesner Data from the Pew Research Center shows that as of 2021, more than 80% of U.S. adults, aged 18 to 49, have at least one social media profile. In fact, there were more than 2.85 billion monthly active users on Facebook in 2021. Since the early 2000s, social media has been the
Author: Andrew Hesner Over the past several years, courts throughout the United States have been redacting dates of birth and other Personal Identifiable Information (“PII”) from publicly accessible online criminal records. While this was mainly implemented to prevent hacking and to ensure consumer privacy, it has been met with much criticism from due diligence and
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Author: Robert Perez Series: Employment Background Checks – A Closer Look In looking closer at employment background checks, it is important to know there are industry standards…guidelines that are generally followed and accepted in the community of like-minded professionals. Perhaps the most prominent of these in the employment background check industry is the 7-year reporting period. That
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Author: Sarah Morris Did you know that access to state court records varies widely based on jurisdiction? While all dockets are a record of the proceedings of a court case, they vary across jurisdictions in the type of information recorded, the level of detail included, and their availability to the public. Some jurisdictions provide free
Authors: Tina Thomas & Jody Squires Your company’s partners have found investors, you have raised capital, you have generated transaction leads, and now you have a potential deal. Maybe you have gone so far as to do some initial research into the company’s principals. Now what? Now it is time conduct a consented comprehensive due diligence investigation. Investigators are