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 executives who own and run the business.
This guide reviews the importance of properly investigating executives and explains why artificial intelligence (AI) and other technology tools only skim the surface and don’t provide a full and accurate picture of key executives.
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- Why it’s critical to vet people, not just companies, and what could happen if you don’t
- The most common risks to look for when investigating a key player in a transaction
- Areas where an automated background search can fall short
- Examples of red flags that automation might miss but a skilled investigator would uncover