Merger and Acquisition Forensic Due Diligence

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Merger and Acquisition Forensic Due Diligence

A tailored and flexible approach

An increasing reliance on remote electronic accounting and banking systems has contributed to an increase in the misappropriation of funds through identity theft and other schemes. Sophisticated criminals use more and more complex financial vehicles to conceal the location and source of misappropriated assets.

We will work with you and your legal adviser to attempt to trace misappropriated funds, quickly and discretely. In order to ensure maximum effectiveness and efficiency, we use advanced techniques, combining accountancy-based investigative methods with business intelligence and forensic technology.

Working with other Deloitte member firms, we provide an Integrity Due Diligence service that looks for comprehensive information regarding the background, integrity and reputation of selected individuals and entities on a local, regional and global basis in a variety of contexts. As part of a stringent due diligence process, acquirers should be familiar with their business counterparties’ qualifications, reputation, work scope, and way of doing business. Any suspicion of regulatory non-compliance should trigger an investigation for signs of any wrongdoing.

A tailored and flexible approach

A holistic, tailored and flexible approach to assessing compliance and integrity risks is essential. There is no one-size-fits-all solution, as the approach is dictated by the characteristics of the target and the nature of the deal.

We assist our clients in understanding the potential ‘undetected’ risks and issues to avoid potential future liability by testing the compliance programme and culture of the target company.

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