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Post Transactional Due Diligence

Even with well-thought-out plans in place, business transactions can lead to surprises and problems that put your company at risk of loss, rectify the situations with post-transactional due diligence.

An investor loses money in a start-up, a company director pays for goods sold by a company that didn’t exist, a business leader unknowingly become a victim in a money laundering scheme – these scenarios occur every day across the globe. Thankfully, you can use post-transactional due diligence to identify what went wrong and see how you and your company can recover from the situation.

What is post-transactional due diligence?

Due diligence is the investigative process that identifies, verifies and confirms the claims of another party. Ideally, due diligence is thoroughly carried out before a business transaction. However, that is not always the case. Company directors often need to make snap decisions due to time constraints or a sense of urgency. When things go wrong later, they need to address the problems and this is where post-transactional due diligence can help.

Post-transactional due diligence is the act of carrying out due diligence after a business transaction has been made. This act is necessary when a company suffers a loss or experiences a negative consequence after a business transaction.

Getting to the heart of business transactions gone awry

Risk is ever-present in every business, particularly in today’s connected world when one could perform an international transaction with a few clicks on a mouse. But sometimes increased convenience and connectedness have their downsides. In addition, criminals and fraudsters aiming to make a quick gain are actively targeting companies. Whatever the reason, you can count on our due diligence team to get to the heart of a business transaction that has gone awry.

Through a mix of investigation and analysis, our team will review every legal, financial and commercial process that led to the problems. Then we will present the outcome of our investigations clearly and concisely, with practical solutions which you could implement to prevent similar issues in the future. If fraud has taken place and you wish you recover the lost assets, you could decide if you want our asset tracing team to come in and help.

What’s involved in our post-transactional due diligence process?

Post transactional Due Diligence

Thorough analysis

Most business transactions have integrated legal, financial and commercial issues and require a coherent approach to untangle the complexities of the case. Our multifaceted team, using the latest technologies at our disposal, can perform thorough analysis quickly and accurately, saving you time and money.

Personalised reports

Every business is unique, which is why our approach is responsive and flexible. We seek to understand your company first, before delivering a personalised report that works for you.

Practical solutions

When applicable, we include practical solutions in the reports which you could implement to prevent similar issues in the future.

Asset tracing & recovery

If you have lost a significant amount of money to a perpetrator and you want to recover the lost assets, our asset tracing team is ready to help. Call us on +44 (0)20 8108 9317 today.

We will review the assets involved, in what jurisdiction(s) they are held, how liquid they are and what are the chances of a successful recovery. We can also work with your appointed solicitors to protect the assets through obtaining a search order, a freezing injunction, or a Norwich Pharmacal order.

A search order: Previously known as Anton Piller order, this court order allows the applicant’s solicitors to enter the respondent’s premises and seize relevant evidence covered by the order. This is to prevent potential evidence from being destroyed. A search order is also known as a search and seizure order.

A freezing injunction: Formerly referred to as a Mareva injunction, this order prevents a respondent from disposing of, or dealing with, the assets.

A Norwich Pharmacal order (NPO): This order requires a respondent to disclose certain information to the applicant. It is commonly used when the respondent is a third-party who is involved in the situation (albeit innocently) and who possesses information pertaining to the case.

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