Pre-Transaction Due Diligence2019-04-10T14:22:37+00:00


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.

Use Cases:

  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Joint Ventures
  • Initial Public Offering (IPO)
  • Strategic Investments
  • Market Entry

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.

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Industries Served

Prescient’s Pre-Transaction Due Diligence service welcomes inquiries across all industries. We support a variety of clients that require deeper insights to clarify risks and opportunities, including those in the following sectors:

  • Private Equity and Venture Capital
  • Financial Planning
  •  Investment Banking
  • Hedge Fund Management
  • Corporate Development

How It Works

The Situation

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.

The Solution

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.

The Significance

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.

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