We assist clients before and during an M&A deal by collecting the sort of intelligence, beyond routine legal and financial checks, that is invaluable to their negotiating position.
This exposes less obvious transactional risks including undeclared vested interests, the tendering syndicate’s connections and strategy, as well as price-sensitive information.
1. Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Research
Socially conscious investors undertake ESG screening by engaging Audere to scrutinise a third-party association and identify risks brought on by a partnership or supplier.
This is important in less regulated markets by ensuring transparency in the supply chain and adherence to standards.
2. Background Checks
People pose one of the greatest risks to business; for example, insider trading, corporate espionage, bribery or theft of Intellectual Property (IP).
We verify the credibility of individuals as part of third-party Know Your Customer (KYC) background checks. This includes the on-boarding of directors and prospective clients, as well as checks on suppliers, agents and third-party providers.
3. Sanctions & International Regulations Checks
A company liable to the provisions of The Foreign and Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) should conduct due diligence prior to a transaction with a foreign third party.
Companies are also expected to assess their FCPA risk level and monitor this in the respective country. Our research and analysis helps clients comply with international corruption legislation, including the UK Bribery Act and FCPA, and with internal Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Know Your Customer (KYC) compliance checks.
To maintain adherence to these standards, we offer a monitoring programme incorporating spot checks and long-term detection measures.