Integrity Due Diligence

Integrity made visible

You are taking over a company or a merger is going to take place. Perhaps in a country where you are less familiar with business practices. What do you actually know about the integrity of the party involved and their way of doing business? Does or did this party adhere to (inter)national regulations on anti-corruption and -bribery? Is it possible that there is a risk of "successor liability"?

Questions that can be answered on the basis of an integrity due diligence. Integrity due diligence focuses on identifying risks that are normally not revealed by other due diligence processes. An Integrity Due Diligence allows you to reduce risks (including risks arising from the FCPA (Foreign Corrupt Practices Act) and the UKBA (UK Bribery Act)), to make informed decisions and to pursue takeovers or mergers with more confidence.

We help you to perform a pre- and/or post-closing due diligence, where the type and extent of work to be performed depends on the risks assessed. We use information from open sources, review documents and procedures (including agent contracts), perform a detailed test of transactions and have in depth conversations with management.

Ultimately, you are aware of the risks related to (un)ethical behaviour, you have a better view of the culture of the party involved and you will get a 'jump start' when implementing your compliance policy.

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Christine Manders

Christine Manders

Senior Director, PwC Netherlands

Tel: +31 (0)88 792 67 69