Investment Due Diligence FAQs

Find below a selection of FAQs we face relating to Investment Due Diligence, our investigative Platform and our Due Diligence Reports.

What are the key risk indicators covered by investment due diligence?

The risks we consider include: 

  • Financial irregularities & fraud
  • Hate & discriminatory behaviour
  • Violence & abusive behaviour
  • Employee/client reviews
  • Debarred/disqualified/insolvent entities
  • Links to criminal activity
  • Adverse media
  • ESG related risks
  • Modern slavery concerns
  • Political exposure
  • Multiple aliases

We already conduct our own due diligence ahead of an investment. What is your differentiator?

Google searches only cover 4-6% of the entire internet. We apply Neotas’s proprietary investigative techniques and the science of open source intelligence to provide a richer and more complete profile of companies and individuals with greater:

  • Coverage: we cover traditional third party databases, the entire internet (surface, deep and dark web) 
  • Depth: we automatically gather and analyse data using AI and machine learning, pulling information which others do not. This provides unique insights into behavioural attributes, reputation, connections (that are not in any databases).
  • Speed and ease of use: our Platform can conduct ‘built-in’ investigations in seconds as opposed to days and hours. The Neotas Platform is also easy to use.

What is the minimum amount of information you need?

We require basic details such as individual/company name, address, email, etc.

Can you work in multiple languages?

Yes, with a combination of in-house expertise and AI/machine learning/translation tools, we can review profiles in 200 languages.

How far back do you look?

The platform can look back as far as there is information available, regardless of time. Such as finding fraudsters that have ‘laid low’ for more than 10 years!

What do your reports contain?

Our reports provide clearly flagged risks using a traffic light system (red/amber/green), detailed evidence, a detailed network association visual map, an audit trail and a list of all sources used. We also provide context to all the risks flagged.

If your question hasn’t been answered here, then we would love to hear from you. Contact us directly, or schedule a call below.