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Managing Financial Crime Risk in M&A Transactions


On 1 February 2019, the A&K Forensics and Corporate teams were delighted to host a seminar for key private equity and banking clients on the importance of enhanced due diligence in the current business context.  The plethora and increasing sophistication of financial and economic crimes means that key representations made in the course of a transaction should not be taken at face value and should be verified through a holistic approach that employs a forensic mind set.  An integrated risk-based approach that addresses emerging compliance and regulatory risks ensures that the due diligence process is not just a box-ticking exercise, but rather accurately and comprehensively appraises the target, establishing its assets, liabilities and commercial potential through standardised processes, central tracking of findings and seamless communication between the teams working on the transaction.

Our Forensics, Investigations and Compliance team, together with our Corporate M&A team, combine legal, accounting, economic, investigative and technology skillsets which allow for a 360 degree approach to due diligence, eliminating key potential risks in sophisticated transactions.