INVESTMENT DUE DILIGENCE

Protect your interests with investment due diligence

Why Is It Important?

People are the key to the success of any deal. Traditional due diligence tends to focus on the financial and commercial risks to the business, but people risk is critical for investors to consider. Our due diligence focuses on the management teams and companies you invest in, considering the reputational and non-financial risks that could be crucial to the success of any investment.

Using open source intelligence (OSINT), investment due diligence from Neotas reveals the true background, network and behaviours of those you invest in. We search all publicly available online information to uncover people risk before you invest.

We work with private equity and venture capital firms to help inform their decisions, safeguard their investments and achieve improved ROI. 

If there is information out there that can help you gain a competitive edge – wouldn’t you want to know about it?

Not limited by international jurisdictions

Understand your management teams

Improve decision-making

Protect financial health & reputation

What do we search for?

Search engines only index 4-6% of publicly available data. In any other business situation, if you only had 4% of the information you needed to reach a conclusion – would you move forward with it?  

Our investment due diligence interrogates publicly available data across the entire breadth of the Internet. We dig deeper and faster into people, entities and networks – analysing them against a set of core risk indicators including political exposure, ESG concerns, multiple aliases and more. We also reveal the true character and behaviour of companies and their management teams.

Our searches carefully investigate the data to provide you with a clear, accurate report identifying relevant risks, helping inform your pre-investment due diligence process.

By conducting open source due diligence on the management teams, as well as the business, you leave no stone unturned in your investment and risk decision-making.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    We process vast quantities of data as part of our open source internet checks, using AI powered tools and expert analysis to only consider relevant risks, with zero false positives. The risks we consider include: 

    • Financial irregularities & fraud
    • Hate & discriminatory behaviour
    • Violence & abusive behaviour
    • Employee/client reviews
    • Debarred/disqualified/insolvent entities
    • Links to criminal activity
    • Adverse media
    • ESG related risks
    • Modern slavery concerns
    • Political exposure
    • Multiple aliases

    Whilst meeting people face-to-face is useful, some people may not behave the way they first seem. There may be difficult or dangerous behaviours that are hidden when meeting in person. Online due diligence provides a richer and more complete profile of those involved in a deal, such as the companies and individuals, behavioural attributes, reputation and connections.

    We require basic details such as individual name / company name, address, email etc.  Additional information or context for our deeper checks always helps to make our process easier. 

    Yes, with a combination of in-house skills and machine translation tools we can review profiles in 200 languages.

    We look at all available content.

    Our online due diligence complements traditional adverse media checks by extending and including modern definition of “media”, which includes Social Media and the entirety of the Internet.

    Our report provides detailed evidence & audit trail (including source, screenshot and relevance), and context of all the risks reported in the report.

    Clear Actionable Outputs & Risk Categories

    Secure Client Portal & Dashboard

    Associate Networks & Charts

    Pricing

    All investments involve risk, however only some consider all of their risks fully.

    The implications of not considering all of the risks can prove costly, which is why our cost-effective investment due diligence services give such a competitive advantage to our clients.

    Our pricing tool gives an outline of the cost of our services based on your needs. Once you have your no-obligation quote, make sure to schedule a call with our team so that we can discuss your needs further.

    There’s absolutely no obligation.

    All of our service models are bespoke and we tailor a package depending on your requirements

    Our searches use a combination of AI, machine learning and human analysis – meaning we’re able to process a huge amount of data in a relatively short time frame. While the human analysts will always provide the final context, the automation of the search processes means we’re able to provide hyper accurate results at a low cost.

    We’ll keep a copy of your enquiry in case you want to discuss it at a later date.

    All estimates are provided in Great British Pounds. However, we are an international provider of background checks so please get in touch if you would like an estimate in local currency.

    The prices given are just estimates and are non-binding. We are always able to negotiate discounts for services provided at large quantities however. Schedule a call with our team to find out more.

    The prices provided by this tool are an estimate for services based on the information you enter. We’ll give you an estimated cost per search based on the service required and the quantity you’ll need per month – the final price may differ depending once we know more about your needs.

    "A fast and responsive team, providing us with easy to understand, comprehensive and cost effective outputs."

    CEO, Investment Firm

    "Neotas have become an important partner, helping us develop our due diligence capabilities as we expand our financing offering into new geographies. Neotas present investigative findings in an easily digestible format. They are responsive to our business requirements and flexible in the way they approach our engagements, key reasons why we continue to expand our relationship."

    Channel Capital Advisors LLP

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