We provide M&A and pre-investment investigative due diligence, and the competitive and market intelligence needed in other high-stakes situations.

Quinlan Services Due Diligence & Business Intelligence

Every due diligence project is different; we specialize in providing bespoke, situation-specific, due diligence support to our clients in high-stakes situations. Our experienced team will tailor our global, deep-dive public records research and interviewing expertise to meet the specific needs of any project. Our team has been recognized by Chambers & Partners as being among the industry leaders in the due diligence and business intelligence sector.

Due Diligence & Business Intelligence

Business, Investment & Strategic Intelligence

We vet people and companies, spot and assess competitive and third-party advantages and risks, find answers to difficult questions, and lend critical intelligence and investigative support to our clients during the due diligence process in a variety of contexts, including M&A, pre-investment, and pre-partnership.

We specialize in:

  • Identifying, profiling and vetting key persons, including c-suite and other current or prospective leaders and board members, including understanding their backgrounds, reputations, and track records, as well as leadership strengths and weakness, motivations, and management styles.
  • Understanding the morale, culture, and quality of human capital of potential partners and competitors.
  • Assessing the competitive position of potential acquisitions, partners and competitors, and identifying business trends, market opportunities, and other threats and dynamics.

Due Diligence & Business Intelligence

Anti-Corruption, Sanctions, CFIUS, and Export Controls

In an increasingly regulated, global economy, conducting pre-transactional and pre-partnership due diligence on integrity, fraud and corruption risks has become critical.

We leverage our global reach to assist compliance departments and in-house and outside counsel in providing due diligence on third-party agents, distributors, resellers, suppliers, franchisees, joint-venture partners, and acquisition targets in every corner of the world.

From assisting private equity investors in deep-dive diligence on a European target company and its operations in multiple countries, to vetting the corruption risks surrounding a Brazilian asset being considered by a global infrastructure asset management firm, to scrutinizing a potential Chinese agent on behalf of a multinational corporation, to supporting an investigation of alleged corruption in a public procurement in Mexico, our team has conducted hundreds of due diligence and investigative assignments around the globe.

Our due diligence experience includes assignments related to:

  • Compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)/UK Bribery Act and other regulatory regimes;
  • Sanctions compliance, as well as support for investigations of potential sanctions violations;
  • Assisting counsel in responding to CFIUS reviews or other potential national security issues;
  • Export controls and diligence on potential end users of regulated products such as in the defense and technology sectors.

Due Diligence & Business Intelligence

Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) / Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) and corporate social responsibility (CSR) matters have become increasingly important to investors, companies, their boards, and other corporate stakeholders in recent years; current economic, public health and social justice concerns around the world have only intensified this focus. As a result, understanding and vetting the ESG and CSR claims of potential partners, acquisitions, and others has become increasingly important as part of the due diligence process.

We utilize our global reach to assess and vet ESG and CSR claims and compliance, including by vetting partners and supply chains to ensure they are free of elements that could cause harm to the human health, and social well-being, and the environment. In addition, we can assist clients in assessing compliance with laws intended to incentivize companies to utilize suppliers that implement ethical practices in their workforce and operations management and reject suppliers that do not.

We have capabilities and experience with respect to a broad swath of potential concerns, including: the UK Modern Slavery Act; conflict minerals reporting; supply chain transparency; environmental due diligence; and shareholder concerns on social and environmental impacts, including disclosure of climate-related risks under U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission rules.