Corporate Intel – Mitigate Risk

due-diligenceAt Inter-State Investigative Services, our agency evolves with the ever-changing needs of our clientele. We are constantly expanding our operations in order to keep pace with the increasing demand for cutting edge investigative services. Corporate intelligence is one such in-demand area.

Whether it’s due to several high profile cases of fraud/corruption  – see Madoff, Bernie, et. al – or simply a generally shaken belief in the trustworthiness of corporations in the wake of the economic downturn, investors are performing more due diligence than ever before entering into any financial agreement. More than ever, investors are protecting themselves at the outset with a thorough screening not only of corporate entities, but the executives associated with the businesses as well. Many readily discoverable records of past behavior – such as tax liens, bankruptcies, civil judgments, and even criminal history – can help an investor avoid an ill-fated investment, or allow them to renegotiate the terms of the agreement to better mitigate risk.

Obtaining a screening of a potential business partner or acquisition is one of the soundest investments an investor can make. Unfortunately, many of our clients call us after a deal has gone south and they’ve lost significant sums of money. The truth is, many of these bad investments would have been revealed as such with even the most cursory research (which would cost less than $500).