About DDC

Due Diligence Consulting (DDC) is a boutique consulting firm that specializes in comprehensive, detailed executive background checks and investment research. Our philosophy is pretty simple: research as thoroughly as possible, deliver reports on time, charge fairly, and treat people with respect. If that works for you, we’d like to hear from you. We are passionate about due diligence, and we love what we do. If there is something we can’t do, we will be happy to point you in the right direction.



DDC’s clients include Fortune 500 companies, family offices, investor groups, hedge funds, law firms, and accounting firms. Our business is built upon the referrals of our satisfied clients.


We charge $200-$500 per hour, depending on the nature of the assignment and the personnel used. We have a $1000 minimum charge. Using a proprietary research process, our reports provide our clients with more detailed and accurate information exceeding industry standards.




Peter Barakett, President

Peter Barakett, the firm’s Founder and Principal, a licensed private investigator and expert in executive background checks. He is also the President of DDC Investigations LLC, our licensed private investigation agency affiliate. Mr. Barakett previously served as the Chief Operating Officer of Atticus Capital LLC, Chief Operating Officer and Compliance Director of Atticus U.K. Ltd., and a Director of all Atticus’ funds and their related investment management companies. Prior to Atticus, he was an attorney with Morrissey & Hawkins, LLP.

Our typical report is generated by three or more team members with different backgrounds relevant to the assignment. DDC’s research team is comprised of members with experience in:

Financial Services / Hedge Funds

Licensed Private Investigations



Law Enforcement

Military & Government Service


Media & Records Research