Our private equity, hedge fund, and corporate clients find our deep-dive due diligence to be instrumental in mitigating risk and making better-informed and more confident business and financial decisions.

Clients retain us in these cases to evaluate companies to be acquired or funded, their executive officers and management; prospective joint venture partners, vendors, suppliers, subcontractors; and other potential business transactions and relationships.

  • Pre-Transaction Due Diligence

    We provide critical insight to clients considering or planning investments, mergers, acquisitions and other financial or business transactions. We conduct domestic and international due diligence of clients’ prospective acquisition targets, portfolio companies, investments, joint venture partners, and other contemplated business relationships and transactions.

    In these cases, we check the accuracy of parties’ and/or counterparties’ representations of their professional experience, financial assets, operations and capabilities, which may result in identification of “red flags” and undisclosed liabilities.

  • Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Know Your Customer (KYC)

    We provide investigative support and advisory services to help ensure clients’ compliance with anti-money laundering (AML) rules and regulations, including the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), the USA PATRIOT Act, the Money Laundering Suppression Act, and the Intelligence Reform & Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004, as well as reporting regulations of the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and FinCEN (the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network).

  • FCPA Due Diligence

    Know and mitigate corruption risks before entering into business relationships or transactions with foreign entities.

    We have applied our deep knowledge of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and our sophisticated understanding of associated risk factors to conduct FCPA due diligence investigations worldwide and to provide our clients related guidance and compliance services.

    IGI’s FCPA due diligence investigations have vetted our client companies’ prospective overseas agents, business partners, vendors, and key in-country new hires in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and South America.

    In larger engagements involving pre-acquisition or pre-investment due diligence, we also incorporate country and political risk assessment, verification of subject entities’ assets and operational capabilities, and other proactive steps to mitigate client’s market entry and business execution risk factors.

    The starting point of these investigations is the public record, but in some venues, public information is limited – thus requiring discreet reputational inquiries of knowledgeable sources such as the subject entities’ clients, customers, competitors, or former employees, or government or NGO officials.*

    The scope of our investigations typically include consideration of whether subject individuals may be construed to be politically exposed persons (“PEPs”), as well as research into subjects’ possible business, political, family, or social ties to government officials. We also search subjects’ names through U.S. and international watch-lists of sanctioned and proscribed parties.

  • Supply Chain Integrity Vetting

    Maintain product quality, safety, and authenticity while building trust with customers, investors, and regulators through ethical supply chain practices

    Our supply chain integrity vetting practice is a specialized application of our broader due diligence and compliance practice services. Our work in this area includes:

    • due diligence of clients’ prospective overseas vendors and suppliers
    • compliance audits and on-site inspections of those vendors and suppliers with whom the client has existing relationships.

    We gauge the vendors’ and suppliers’ adherence to applicable laws, social and ethical norms, and to our clients’ own codes of conduct with respect to occupational safety and health, working conditions, child labor, sustainability, human rights, and other manufacturing best practices standards.

    We also trace the provenance of raw materials and products of extractive industries offered for sale by brokers or middlemen to verify country or place of origin and to ensure compliance with sanctions, international conventions, and reporting and supply chain auditing requirements under conflict minerals regulations.

    We have also been called upon to investigate cases of product tampering, as well as contamination and adulteration of product inputs and ingredients.

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“It's been an immense pleasure working with you on this transaction. We couldn't have done this underwriting without your great work and support on a deal which we are convinced will be a great investment for [us].”

– Private equity firm partner

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