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Corporate Intelligence Services
Helping clients make critical decisions with confidence
In today’s globalized world, companies have a wide range of stakeholders. Whether they are clients, suppliers, or corporate partners, it is critical to know with whom you are doing business, and which risks are associated with these counterparties. Assessing your exposure to risk is key: it is the first step before being able to mitigate potential negative consequences (e.g. reputational impacts, financial losses, sanctions, fines).
Deloitte’s Corporate Intelligence Services (CIS) team conducts background investigations on entities and individuals related to prospective corporate transactions, third-party relationships, investments, internal investigations, and corporate disputes. Cross-referencing a diverse portfolio of online and manual data points and leveraging Deloitte’s Open Source Intelligence methodology and techniques, our CIS investigators collaborate with multi-national institutions and organisations to help them identify and mitigate risks and make critical decisions with confidence.
Who we are
The Corporate Intelligence Services (CIS) practice at Deloitte consists of highly trained investigators with extensive commercial and public sector experience in conducting in-depth investigations in the context of due diligence, fraud, asset searches, litigation support and other matters.
Our global team consists of 350 corporate intelligence practitioners with fluency in over 85 languages and backgrounds including white-collar investigators, attorneys, former law enforcement and intelligence officials, forensic accountants, data analytics and industry specialists, investigative reporters, academics, linguists, and political risk analysts. This team draws from the deep intellectual capital of the 312,000 professionals in over 150 countries within the Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited member firms.
What we do
We assist clients in identifying and addressing potential risks to help avoid costly mistakes, regulatory sanctions and reputational damage. We work with a wide range of clients including corporations, government agencies, financial services institutions, and law firms.
Clients turn to us for our in-depth experience and highly specialised skills in the areas of due diligence and investigation. They can also count on our use of advanced technology to help them identify and minimise risk, and make critical decisions with confidence to navigate successful outcomes.
Our investigations are always conducted with the highest degree of confidentiality and discretion. Our services are scalable and can be tailored to meet specific client needs. We offer a full range of solutions, from standard background checks to more complex and customized due diligence.
Our Core Services
Integrity Due Diligence
We complement the traditional financial and legal due diligence processes by providing an in-depth insight into the background, track record, and reputation of a business partner. We assist in identifying undisclosed business relationships, political connections and potential red flags issues (e.g. money laundering, corruption, fraud, bribery, tax evasion) before a deal or as part of a business or practice review.
We identify and locate assets around the world. Our team gathers information to trace back the origin, location and ownership of assets, including unknown or hidden assets. Our detailed and comprehensive searches can be used to support a legal case.
Strategic Background Investigation
We corroborate strategic information on entities or individuals. We obtain information relating to subjects’ background and reputation by conducting extensive online research. We also screen and vet candidates for key appointments (e.g. verification of CVs).
Forensic Investigation and Litigation Intelligence
We assist in gathering background information and intelligence relevant to cases of investigation (e.g. internal fraud, alleged fraud or embezzlement indicators, leak of information) and litigation (e.g. intellectual property disputes, breach of contract, commercial conflict or disputes). We can support by providing forensic accounting and corporate investigation services and by estimating potential damages and losses.