Pre-Transaction Due Diligence
High stakes business transactions require in-depth due diligence that leverages human analysis and timely reporting. Prescient’s Pre-Transaction Due Diligence service helps private equity firms, investment banks, and corporate development teams uncover risks ahead of a deal’s closing, often saving precious time and money.
- Mergers & Acquisitions
- Joint Ventures
- Initial Public Offering (IPO)
- Strategic Investments
- Market Entry
- Open Web Reputational Reviews
- Criminal and Civil Records Research
- Social Media Investigations
- Metadata Captures
Our team has decades of experience assisting clients ahead of major acquisitions, investments or joint ventures in the U.S. and overseas, through tailored research covering countless English and foreign languages sources.
A multinational automotive manufacturer wanted to conduct M&A due diligence on a company owned by a prominent Chinese automotive firm. The company under investigation was planning to acquire one of the client’s commercial units, and the client wanted to understand any potential risks before the acquisition was reviewed by federal authorities.
Analysts trained in Mandarin-language used Chinese media databases to uncover company ties to a state-owned enterprise. Initial sanctions, PEP, and legal database research discovered executives’ political connections to provincial Chinese government business councils. Link-chain analysis techniques were used to visualize the subject entity’s connections to the state-owned enterprise and any violations of international law.
Based on the information uncovered, the client’s counsel chose to alter its legal strategy in preparation for the government’s review, potentially saving the client significant reputational and financial damage.
Prescient’s Pre-Transaction Due Diligence service supports a variety of clients that require deeper insights to clarify risks and opportunities. We proudly serve the following clients and welcome inquiries across all industries.
- Private Equity and Venture Capital Firms
- Family Offices
- Investment Banks
- Hedge Funds
- Corporate Development Teams
How It Works
When you expect accurate and timely results, you’ll get them. We won’t bog you down with endless details and irrelevant fluff. Save time and energy with our Bottom-Line-Up-Front approach that presents quick-hit insights at the beginning of your reports, so you can quickly understand business risks.
Meet Your Expert
John Kula, CFE
Practice Lead, Due Diligence