Pre-Transactional Due Diligence For Corporates & HNWS

Matrix Intelligence are regularly engaged by legal firms, litigation funders and HNWs to undertake Pre-Litigation Profiling to ascertain a Subject’s: estimated wealth, background, corporate affiliations and discover any reputational red flags.

Our reports provide clients with the information required to enable them to make informed decisions about whether a Subject is worth suing and whether there are facts, other than the legal merits of a claim, which would potentially influence a decision as to whether to initiate legal proceedings or not.

In one such instance we were engaged to conduct Pre-Transactional Due Diligence on a Client’s prospective new business partner; a UK based company and key affiliated individuals.

To address our Client’s concerns, we conducted preliminary OSINT (Open Source Intelligence) research to better understand the profile of the Subjects and their affiliated companies, with particular focus on checking for potential or active litigation (criminal and civil). Our aim in doing so was to identify any Red Flags in the UK, or other jurisdictions, which would better inform our client as to the risk he was facing.

Outcome

We were able to inform our client that three of the Company owners were suspected of “misrepresentation” on a criminal basis. The sum involved was GBP 6m and the case dated back a little over a year. In addition, we discovered the Serious Fraud Office were taking an active interest in the three individuals.

Our report enabled our client to walk away from the transaction and mitigate their exposure to potential reputational damage and financial losses at a very early stage.

Working with Matrix Intelligence

Matrix Intelligence undertake risk analysis and Due Diligence investigations prior to acquisitions, joint ventures or investments. Ideally, we are engaged at an early stage before legal costs and other professional fees are incurred; as this will mitigate the impact if adverse legal, financial or operational issues come to light.

We provide detailed and cost-effective reports, prepared by a team of specialists,  to enable our clients to make informed and timely commercial decisions.