OUR PHILOSOPHY IS PRETTY SIMPLE: Research as thoroughly as possible, deliver reports on time, charge fairly, and treat people with respect.

Our Results

We are often contracted after another firm has failed in some way. We consistently generate differentiated results by researching using our proprietary process. We are passionate about due diligence, and we love what we do.

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Our Clients

DDC’s clients include Fortune 500 companies, family offices, investor groups, hedge funds, law firms, and accounting firms. Find out more


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Investment Research

DDC is recognized as an expert in investment research and consulting worldwide. Our clients often use DDC as a supplement to their own research departments. Hedge Funds | Private Equity | Venture Capital | Public and Private Companies | U.S. & International Companies |  Long - Short | Acquisition, Joint Ventures or Supply Channel

Background Checks

We are the worldwide experts in executive-level background checks. Board Directors | Trustees | CEO, CFO, and other key executives | Potential business partners | Expert witness resume verification | Pre-employment background checks | Pre-investment background checks | Corporate background checks


DDC® Due Diligence Consulting™ LLC has clients worldwide, and conducts research everywhere a subject, whether a person or an entity, has a contact or connection. DDC has conducted research and investigations on behalf of clients in more than 60 countries in North America, Central and South America, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and the Pacific Rim.

Litigation Support

DDC assists law firms with in-depth research and investigations for all types of litigation, both in the U.S. and abroad. DDC can assist with expert resume verification, asset searches, witness and party locate services, skip tracing and supply chain research.

Mergers & Acquisitions

DDC is recognized as an expert in consulting, research and investigations for mergers and acquisitions. Whether private, public, cross-border, hostile or friendly, DDC’s extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions helps clients assess and evaluate risks associated with these transactions.

Proxy Contests

DDC assists both public companies and activist investors with consulting and in-depth research regarding proxy contests worldwide.

“Due Diligence Consulting’s accurate and highly detailed research reports consistently deliver information on executives that other investigators and recruiters have missed. DDC’s extensive shareholder activist experience and its differentiated research results help us achieve successful outcomes for our public company clients.”

— Lawrence Elbaum, Partner, Commercial & Business Litigation, Vinson & Elkins LLP

DDC identifies more than $50 million in assets missed by PIs and forensic accountants. #DDCResults

DDC identifies more than $50 million in assets missed by PI's and forensic accountants

News of DDC’s M&A research for $1.2 billion acquisition lights up Times Square. #DDCResults

DDC assists public company in $750 million time-sensitive strategic acquisition. #DDCResults

DDC In the News:

DDC and President Peter Barakett positively highlighted in Institutional Investor story on Investigators who Work for Hedge Funds. READ THE ARTICLE.
“Peter used to work at an activist hedge fund and knows exactly what to look for. It’s often a race to hire him.” 
"A former lawyer, Barakett has a simple standard. The material 'has to have been legally obtained and, if necessary, admissible in court.'"

The Ruthless, Secretive, and Sometimes Seedy World of Hedge Fund Private Investigators

Our Affiliate

DDC Investigations LLC is a full service licensed Florida private investigation firm (License # A1300198).

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  • 305 Fifth Avenue South, Suite 205
    Naples, FL 34102
  • Tel: (239) 434-8393
    Fax: (239) 204-3001