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


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.