Research & Due Diligence
Due diligence and corporate intelligence investigations prior to decisions on contracts, relationships and investments rely on local primary source inquiries backed by rigorous research and CbI’s understanding of African and Middle Eastern commercial and political environments. By canvassing well-connected and well-informed local contacts across Africa and the Middle East, our investigations yield trusted and accurate insights.
Litigation and corporate record searches can be undertaken in most jurisdictions while investigations can include analysis of regulatory risks, the likelihood of government intervention and the relationships between people in business and politics.
Media searches in major languages across the Middle East and Africa also inform CbI’s investigative work, which can also draw on our extensive proprietary Archive of political and commercial events across Africa and the Middle East since 1979.
A CbI due diligence report typically features
Business/organisation history and structure, current activities and market position
Business and political relationships, including identification of Politically Exposed Persons
Shareholder identification, including beneficial ownership and control
Directors and senior management background checks
Reputational analysis through primary source inquiry
Commercial and political risk analysis
Reliability and risk assessment, including red flag identification
Our approach to political risk analysis, corporate intelligence and due diligence work differs from conventional providers of such services in a number of ways. Click here to read more.
CbI has worked with a wide variety of clients throughout the world to help them with policy, strategy and investment decisions. Our staff has vast experience of both working directly with clients in the public and private sectors and providing sub-contracting services to help companies seeking to answer clients’ questions. Click here to read more about coverage in our core regions Africa and the Middle East.