Local risks, global opportunities.
Engaging foreign business partners or expanding into unfamiliar territory can seem like a heavy lift, especially when access to local information is murky at best. The prevalence of political corruption, illegal business practices, and weak government compliance controls can make breaking in to a new market seem all the more daunting. At Prescient, we strike a balance between local expertise, foreign language proficiency, and adept research chops so that market entry uncertainty doesn’t deter your global ambitions.
With our emerging markets investigation services, we clarify the risks associated with conducting business overseas so you can expand your footprint with confidence. Our intelligence-based analysis is fine-tuned for a range of strategic investments, including:
- Merger & Acquisitions (M&A)
- Joint Ventures
- Strategic Alliances
- New Market Entry
- Initial Public Offering (IPO)
- Supplier, Vendor, or Distributor Engagements
Prescient’s China Due Diligence Analysts use Mandarin-language research to uncover instances of bribery, corruption, political connections, or questionable business dealings in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macau, Singapore, and other areas with a significant Chinese presence. We access Greater China media databases, provincial-level business bureaus, and Mandarin open web sources to highlight any known risks in doing business with a Chinese partner.
Using a combination of English and Russian-language research, our Russia Due Diligence Analysts discover reputational red flags associated with individuals or companies who do business in the Russian Federation, Eastern Europe, or Central Asia. Our reports include findings from Russian business registration databases, Cyrillic-language global media sources, and regional social media platforms like VKontakte and Odnoklassniki.
Spanish & Portuguese investigations.
Our Spanish and Portuguese-speaking researchers analyze native-language media and open web sources to identify business risks in Brazil, Mexico, and other major Latin American countries. Our LATAM Due Diligence Analysts review any available public records or corporate documents on a country-by-country basis, and supplement their research with reviews of sanctions and watch lists, politically exposed persons (PEP) lists, and open web or social media sources.
Arabic, Farsi, and Urdu investigations.
With in-house Arabic, Farsi, Pashto, and Urdu-language capabilities, we consult a variety of business registration, licensure, trade name, and business activity databases to clarify risks associated with the wider Middle East and North Africa regions, particularly within the oil and energy sectors. In the past, our MENA analysts have helped our clients uncover questionable dealings in business registration documents, political connections in social media profiles, and threats to business operations in deep and dark web sources.