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Business Intelligence Services

Important decisions require a detailed understanding of the facts – and these facts may not always be immediately accessible. Deloitte’s Business Intelligence Services (BIS) team conducts confidential background research into companies, individuals and events, combining public records research, reviews of open sources including commercial databases, media archives and the internet and access to an extensive network of confidential sources in various sectors of industry to provide clients with a complete picture and to enable them to make informed decisions.

Important decisions require a detailed understanding of the facts – and these facts may not always be immediately accessible

Deloitte’s Business Intelligence Services (BIS) team conducts confidential background research into companies, individuals and events, combining public records research, reviews of open sources including commercial databases, media archives and the internet and access to an extensive network of confidential sources in various sectors of industry to provide clients with a complete picture and to enable them to make informed decisions.

We help our clients better understand their potential business partners, acquisition or alliance targets, potential customers and major investors. The scope of each assignment is determined both by the specific needs of the client and the planned relationship and our understanding and knowledge of the risks prevalent in the country or sector concerned. While no two Integrity Due Diligence assignments will be the same, our enquiries may include those into the target’s business history, activities and reputation, the track record of its principals, the source of its initial capital, its track record in other similar transactions, the gain and maintenance of necessary governmental licenses and contracts, the use (and misuse) of political influence, conflicts of interest, and, where relevant, links to organised crime and other potential areas of concern.

In some situations, clients require an assessment of the wider market environment rather than individual entities. Our range of sources enables us to provide them with tailor-made advice on various risk factors, including political structures, key actors in business and politics, organised crime risk and legislative and regulatory matters. Such analysis can either be provided at a given point in time or be set up as monitoring over an extended period to prepare for or accompany ongoing business activities in a certain market.