Transactional Due Diligence
It is more important than ever to be certain of the soundness of financial transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and other strategic relationships. Companies must have the utmost confidence in the individual management teams and the individuals behind those deals. While the due diligence investigation prior to the completion of a financing or acquisition is de rigueur in business, we believe that the standard of care has increased for this process. Marquet International brings a tremendous amount of experience in discreetly and thoroughly assessing the reputations and track records of executives and their management teams in a wide range of industries and geographies around the world. We help investment firms and companies involved in acquisitions or other strategic relationships make sound decisions based upon timely and accurate intelligence and due diligence.
Savvy businesses not only execute their own strategic plan, but also closely monitor their competitors’ plans and actions in the marketplace. Marquet International helps organizations understand who their competitors are, determine their strategic plans and identify how they seek to gain a competitive advantage. We employ a unique blend of investigative intelligence gathering, conducted legally and ethically, with traditional business consulting and analysis to provide clients with the strategic intelligence to make sound business decisions.
Executive & Board Member Integrity
In our experience, one-third of resumes have misstatements or material omissions which can lead companies to be victimized or embarrassed by senior level executives and board members who are not all they claim to be. Carefully earned and honed corporate reputations can be significantly damaged in these instances. We help organizations maintain a high quality executive suite and carefully vetted independent boards of directors through our integrity due diligence investigations.
Vendor Screening & Integrity
Our experience has shown that a significant percentage of corporate fraud involves vendors – as much as 50 percent or more of the cases overall. Improper relationships, including kickback schemes, false vendors and conflicts of interest arrangements are not uncommon. Such control failures are often compounded and more difficult to unearth when there is an international aspect to the relationship. Violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act can create severe potential liabilities for US based companies. The professionals of Marquet International have worked with organizations to develop sensible vendor screening programs as well as investigate allegations of vendor fraud when they appear.
In addition to assisting in financial compliance and regulatory investigations, our professionals have been instrumental in conducting due diligence in these areas:
- Hedge Fund Management Integrity
- KYC Intelligence
- Corporate Contest, Proxy Battle & Takeover Intelligence
- Shareholder Intelligence