We liken a due diligence investigation to a report card. You could always take a student’s word for it that they got all As, but it might be worth a look at the actual report card. The same is true in business. If you will be relying on a vendor, partnering with another company or bring on a large new customer, a D & B report is not enough and in-depth, verified information on a larger scale is affordable and timely.
Some of the areas that we focus on can include:
Searching for undisclosed litigation or regulatory problems, verifying transactions and terms with vendors, interviewing former employees about the true condition of the company and the roles of key staff in the business, verifying receivables are from non-related and legitimate sources capable and willing to make payment and verifying ownership of property and equipment.