Due Diligence

Our Packages

SILVER

  • Sanction Lists
  • Litigation
  • Regulatory
  • Bankruptcy
  • Political Exposed Person Check
  • Media Checks

GOLD

  • Sanction Lists
  • Litigation
  • Regulatory
  • Bankruptcy
  • Political Exposed Person Check
  • Media Checks
  • Corporate Records
  • Business Affiliations
  • Id Checks

PLATINUM

  • Sanction Lists
  • Litigation
  • Regulatory
  • Bankruptcy
  • Political Exposed Person Check
  • Media Checks
  • Corporate Records
  • Business Affiliations
  • Id Checks
  • Site Visits
  • Source Inquiries
  • Red Flag Analysis And Assessment

Why Is It Important?

Fraud is the most prevalent risk associated with third parties hence it is very critical for companies to adopt a proactive approach to protect themselves from serious compliance concerns. EDGE Diligence is capable of conducting specialized Due Diligence depending on the risk profile of your third parties and ensuring that your company remains compliant with key risk areas like Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Corruption & Bribery, Conflict of Interests, and Political Exposed Persons. To spot the risks, it makes good business sense to make sure you know who you’re dealing with.

Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT)

Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT) is a multi-factor methodology for collecting, analyzing, and making decisions about data accessible in publicly available sources to be used in an intelligence context. In the intelligence community, the term “open” refers to overt, publicly available sources.

  • Delivery of enriched, exploitable intelligence results;
  • Outsourcing your organization’s Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT)requirements entirely;
  • Accessing Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT) burst capacity if you have limited internal resources
  • Efficient, cost-effective, flexible, and scale-able OSINT resources; Removing or reducing internal Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT) resource, training, and technology costs.
  • Accessing acknowledged Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT) and intelligence analysis experts.

Human Intelligence (HUMINT)

Official records and online sources only provide a partial picture of a due diligence target. That picture is in many cases sufficient, but a third investigative dimension like Human Intelligence is often necessary to answer specific or sensitive questions or to gather intelligence where there is a shortage of information in the public domain.

Through discreet source inquiries, EDGE provides deeper color and context to Individual(s) or business(s) industry reputation, past performance, and any risk issues associated with them. Human Intelligence (HUMINT) adds significant value when Individual(s) or business(s) operates in a jurisdiction or industry with a high risk of corruption or other risk issues, such as modern slavery, environmental violations, and opaque public records. The core features of EDGE’s Human Intelligence (HUMINT) includes:

  •  Assessing an individual’s political exposure and untoward use.
  • Gaining greater detail, color, and context into risk issues identified in the public record, such as litigation or negative media coverage.
  • Assistance in searching the database for document production.
  • Accessing acknowledged Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT) and intelligence analysis experts.
  •  Identifying an individual’s source of wealth and a company’s ultimate beneficial ownership.
  • Assessing an individual’s political exposure and untoward use.

KYC & KYE

In this era, where the boundaries of the globe are shattering down, businesses around the world have a great opportunity to grow and tap into the international market. Businesses are now not just domestic; this connectivity has increased the growth potential for everyone. When everyone is your potential customer or employee, KYC (Know your customer) and KYE (Know your employees) are becoming more vital to run your business safely.

EDGE  helps you to identify and verify your client’s identity so you know who you’re dealing with, to prevent yourself from getting used by criminals or any other illegal activity. Knowing about your customers also helps you to gain insights about them and serve them in the same manner they want.
EDGE  promises you to build a safe and secure future and by using our KYC and KYE services you can know the individuals you’re dealing with and so you can be safe from the implicit activities which can be done under your umbrella or you can secure the future of your business by serving your clients according to their demands.

Customers must meet certain standards before being registered, according to a KYC policy. It should also include a description of the potential threats that the customer is bringing in. Identification documents that are difficult to forge should be checked. The work is not done here yet- monitoring them while they are your customer is equally important.

IP Due Diligence

IP due diligence is simply an audit to determine the quantity and quality of intellectual property assets that a firm, business, or individual owns or licenses. It should also involve a review of how the relevant corporation or business captures and protects intellectual property.

EDGE Due diligence make sure that your intellectual property is secured online or offline. Our Intellectual property due diligence can also help you to assist throughout the mergers and acquisitions (M&A), so you have the clarity that what you’re acquiring or getting merged into is legal and authentic. We look around in many areas, some of the key target points are listed below;

  • DBA names.
  • Software and databases.
  • Trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets.
  • Domain names.
  • Publicity rights.
  • Slogans and brand hashtags.

Compliance Due Diligence

A lot of mistakes in business can be avoided, but the slightest piece of corruption cannot. EDGE Compliance due diligence allows you “The Acquirer” to fully comprehend and identify the target’s compliance issues, whether they are related to corruption or other areas such as data protection.

Our compliance due diligence can help you to determine what corrective action and enhancements to the compliance framework could be done post-acquisition, as well as estimate costs and examine less quantitative concerns like reputational issues. We go through the entire process of Compliance DD by doing:

  • Risk Evaluation
  • Establish points to discuss with the upper management.
  • Create a customized due diligence questionnaire and gather responses.
  • Write an EDGE due diligence report with a focus on red flags

Integrity Due Diligence

Positive cashflows don’t represent how great you are, your integrity does. EDGE ’s Integrity Due Diligence (IDD) is a risk assessment of the business partners’ reputational and regulatory risks. Before merging, acquiring, or being in any kind of business relationship with the third party you need to know. We look closely to the following aspects while doing IDD

  • The existence of any business-political relationships, as well as how the corporation interacts with regulatory, government organizations, and so on.
  •  Any reported ties between the corporation and organized criminal or terrorist entities.
  • The nature and strength of any such relationships, as well as if any of them have been used to benefit the company.
  • Domain names.
  • The nature and veracity of any charges of bribery, corruption, money laundering, large-scale tax dodging, fraud, or asset-stripping leveled against the corporation or its current stakeholders.

Mergers And Acquisition Due Diligence

Mergers and Acquisitions are simply the consolidations of two firms, the difference between them is When two different entities join forces to form a new, joint organization, this is known as a merger. An acquisition, on the other hand, is the purchase of one company by another.

When any organization initiates to merge or acquire, EDGE due diligence comes into action – but it can’t be started until the Letter of Intent (LOI) has been signed by the parties. Our Due diligence of (M&A) usually includes a thorough examination of a company’s commitments, including debts, leases, management contracts, ongoing and possible lawsuits, long-term customer agreements, warranties, compensation agreements, employment contracts, and other components of the system.

Conflict of Interest (COI) Due Diligence

A conflict of interest arises when an individual in an organization has to compete for professional obligations or personal or financial interests which can potentially influence the exercise of his or her duties. Private or personal interests include, among others, family and other relatives, personal friends, the clubs and societies to which an individual belongs, private business interests, investments and shareholdings, and any person to whom the favor is owed.

At EDGE, we monitor our client’s business and operations with a particular individual or entity to identify activities that may cause an actual or perceived conflict of interest. In addition, we are also responsible for identifying, reporting, and escalating potential conflicts of interest. Such identification is intended to ensure prevention, management, and mitigation of conflicts of interest to protect the integrity and independence of our clients and customers.

Citizenship by Investment (CBI) Due Diligence

Citizenship and Resident by Investment (CBI/RBI) Citizenship by Investment programs is an effective method of raising capital investment and attracting talent and experience that help to boost regional economic growth. However, any significant inflow of cash brings a risk of money laundering or financial impropriety. Closer scrutiny of the investment migration (IM) sector has led to the recommendation by civil society and regulators to implement effective enhanced due diligence processes so that only reputable and honest investors are allowed to obtain citizenship

EDGE’s Enhanced Due Diligence Immigration and Citizenship report provide a thorough and detailed background check on any individual, no matter where they are located. EDGE carries all the background checks internally and through external parties to protect the integrity of the citizenship by Investment program as there are many international concerns regarding these programs. EDGE’s Enhanced Due Diligence Immigration and Citizenship report provide insight into:

  •  Education credentials
  •  Company associations management.
  • Physical address
  • Employment records
  • Track records
  • Competencies
  • Potential conflicts of interest
    Political and criminal links

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Risk Mitigation

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