Due Diligence Background Investigations

Thinking about Buying or Selling your business? Are you concerned about the background of the business or owner you are about to enter into a deal with?

What are Due Diligence Background Investigations?

Due Diligence Background Investigations on a buyer, seller or key executive can be a great form of business insurance and will give you the peace of mind before and during crucial business transactions.

These checks should be conducted prior to engaging with a client, before settling a dispute, during a merger or acquisition and while vetting vendors/suppliers/distributors/dealers.


  • Does the buyer have anything in their background that could affect their ability to run the business successfully and to pay you in accordance with your agreement?
  • Does the buyer have real estate holdings that could offer liquidity if the business gets in trouble and they need access to cash?
  • Does the buyer have any regulatory sanctions or credit issues that could impact banking relationships or the buyer’s ability to do business in regulated industries?

A Due Diligence Background Investigation often includes, but is not limited to the following:

  • Asset & Liability Search
  • Business Affiliations/Ownership (Subsidiaries)
  • Regulatory Issues (SEC, FINRA, CPTC & NFA)
  • Litigation History (State & Federal)
  • Criminal Background
  • Professional Licenses
  • Social Media
  • Bad Press / Media Controversies
  • UCC Filings
  • Bankruptcy
  • Judgment(s)
  • Liens
  • Business Credit Profiles
  • Education Verifications
  • Employment Verifications
  • Credit Report - Profile
  • Develop & Verify Identifiers (SSN, DOB, Address History, FEIN)


You need to know as much information as possible before you sign. Our motto is “Trust But Verify”.


Business intelligence on the financial stability of a partner, supplier or distributor can help you avoid litigation.


Instability can impact your ability to meet produce, distribute and meet the deadlines of your customers.