Due Diligence Consulting conducts investment research, executive background checks and private investigations for hedge funds, public companies, private equity firms, family offices, investor groups, law firms, and foundations.
DDC’s Results for Private Equity and Venture Capital Clients
Found that a transportation holding company was founded by someone who was incarcerated twice for fraud.
On behalf of a client, found two of the key executives of a tech company had materially misrepresented their experience and credentials, and that one had been sued by a prior employer for breach of a confidentiality clause in an employment contract.
A potential investment by a venture capital firm was put on hold after DDC’s research abroad discovered that the vast majority of the founder’s bio and accomplishments were either incorrect or impossible to confirm.
Discovered that two of four executives of a foreign corporation were currently being investigated for bribery.
Found that the CEO of a potential acquisition was accused of sexual misconduct in the workplace several times, with each case settled.
Discovered a material conflict of interest of the CFO of a potential acquisition, on behalf of a large private equity firm, and also found that the firm who brought the deal to our client knew about the conflict and did not disclose it.
Found that the CEO of a private company claimed 2 degrees that he did not receive, including one graduate degree from a disgraced institution that closed over 10 years ago
Advised a private equity firm in the evaluation of a transportation company. Our client decided not to make an investment after DDC’s research found several instances of misrepresentation and fraud.
A potential investment by a large private equity firm was averted after DDC found that the target company’s principal was at one time the operator of several porn spam operations outside the USA.
Alerted a private equity firm that the CEO of a contemplated investment was previously incarcerated for fraud under a similar name. This person was recently arrested by the FBI for operating a Ponzi scheme.