Due Diligence Investigations

Opportunities in China are accompanied by a range of risk factors. China Business Services can help clients to minimize risk with pre-event due diligence and planning, and post-event investigations and recommendations.

Due diligence services are used in many situations including:

  • Supplier qualification

  • Buyer credit evaluation
  • Pre-investment M&A due diligence
  • Background checks on individuals
  • Staff screening

Investigations are often required to prevent risk or to uncover the reasons for losses, frauds, and other common problems. These services include:

  • Risk analysis and prevention

  • Internal investigations
  • Insurance fraud investigations
  • Asset tracing (on-shore and off-shore)
  • Data analysis, including IT and accounting systems
  • Evidence collection to support legal actions

Our clients include major international insurance companies and law firms, as well as companies trading with, investing, and operating in China.

Please email us for further information about how we can assist you.

Investigation Case Study: A US insurance company received a suspicious claim relating the loss of high-value goods bought from a supplier in a coastal province of China. The insurer wanted to check whether the supplier was real, whether the goods were of the stated value, and whether the goods had actually been paid for, as was claimed.

China Business Services\’ investigators conducted background checks on the target company and on key individuals. Local investigations were also carried out, including interviews with related parties, company staff, local officials, and industry experts.

Our investigation identified serious concerns relating to the stated value of goods, and the actual scope of business of the target company. The client was able to use the report to challenge the claim, resulting substantial savings.