The process of ensuring that an individual or entity is an appropriate and suitable partner for any business transaction is generally referred to as ‘due diligence’. The basic premise behind the due diligence process is to obtain detailed information about the subject, thereby enabling you to make an informed business decision about the transaction, individual or corporate entity under consideration. A thorough due diligence exercise will provide the following benefits;

  • Verify & expand your current knowledge
  • Identify and assess hidden risks
  • Minimise financial losses/unnecessary expenditure
  • Avoid damage to business and reputation
  • Provide valuable information for negotiation

Background Due Diligence

Background due diligence looks into the facts and information that make up the background of the subject, thus enabling an assessment of its/their suitability for the activity in question. Whether you are looking for an overseas joint venture partner, sizing up a local company for a merger, or preparing the prospectus for an IPO candidate it pays to know who and what you are dealing with. In most cases the process consists of five steps:

  • Seek all available information from subject
  • Research all publicly available information
  • Obtain private and source materials
  • Review research materials, and analyze the results
  • Report our findings and recommendations

We will give you the facts you need to make the right decisions

Financial Due Diligence

All financing transactions require a form of financial due diligence, usually conducted by the borrower’s auditors or the lender. Both parties however have a vested interest in completing the deal, which may compromise objectivity when conducting the due diligence review.

Intelysis approaches the situation with a completely impartial view supported by a healthy skepticism and a wealth of experience. Using our forensic and investigative mindset, this allows us to identify business risks that would not otherwise be identified. We work collaboratively with the lenders to pursue areas of inquiry on a cost-effective basis. Our assignments involve the following phases: plant visit, review of financial records, analysis of the business issues, analysis of the risks, discussions with company auditors, interviews with key suppliers, interviews with key customers, and finally discussion with key personnel.

Hedge Funds

In today’s financial environment, conducting investigative background checks is now viewed as an essential element of any effective investment strategy. The basic premise behind the due diligence process is to obtain detailed information about the subject, thereby enabling you to make an informed business decision.


For potential fund managers, we recommend a package that will provide (i) a thorough synopsis of all relevant aspects of the individual’s background and (ii) identify any potential “red flags.” It consists of the following areas of research:

1) Personal Particulars Verification

  • Address Verification
  • Telephone Searches
  • Identity Verification

2) Reputation Issues

  • Litigation, judgment and execution searches
  • Criminal record searches – National, State and County Level (as available)
  • Sex Offender Registry searches (US only)
  • News Media searches
  • Regulatory Enforcement searches

3) Financial Background

  • Bankruptcy Check
  • UCC/Liens searches
  • Credit Bureau Report
  • Corporate Affiliations Searches

4) Background Screening

  • 10 Year Employment History Verification
  • Education and Verification
  • License and Credentials Verification
  • Reference checks
  • Public database analysis

Our team of investigators have over 10,000 databases available to them to research the history of a subject, utilize a nationwide network of court searches, and rely upon Intelysis’s own highly-trained employment screening services department to conduct employment and education verifications worldwide.

If evidence surfaces in our report for which additional investigation is warranted, Intelysis’s team of forensic investigators, lawyers, accountants and computer forensic experts are there to help further vet the information you need to help make an informed business decision about the manager.