Investigative Due Diligence

Venture Risk Investigations specializes in conducting in-depth intelligence and background checks.  Our services enable our clients to more effectively manage their risks and understand the entities with which they are dealing, as well as to ensure compliance with a variety of legal requirements, including anti-money laundering rules, securities law disclosures, and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act requirements.  These services range from standard pre-employment screening and database checks to extensive background investigations, including civil and criminal litigation history, personal reputation and connections, and business and political affiliations.  Our clients rely on our services to gather strategic intelligence on: 


  • Current and Potential Employees
  • Clients
  • Senior Executives
  • Acquisition Candidates
  • Vendors
  • Witnesses
  • Business Partners
  • Investors
  • Litigation Adversaries
  • Competitors

Why Investigative Due Diligence is Necessary 

Rigorous fact-finding and attention to detail during due diligence are crucial in identifying and mitigating transactional risks.  Approaching transactional due diligence from the point of view of a professional investigator, working alongside the deal’s lawyers and financial experts, can help ensure that all the crucial issues that may derail a deal or otherwise incur liabilities can be identified and properly addressed.

Beyond the nuances of a contract or financial statement, Venture Risk’s investigative due diligence services bring value to our clients by providing the following:

  • Access to vital, non-public data and resources
  • Comprehensive research into the subject’s background
  • Intelligence analysis from a forensic perspective
  • Evaluation of credibility and assessment of true intentions
  • Insight into the subject’s reputation, connections, and possible conflicts.

Due Diligence & Background Checks

Any significant transaction or investment can be fraught with the risk of hidden or unforeseen liabilities. Traditional due diligence is limited in the tools it brings to bear to assess those potential pitfalls.  Venture Risk Investigations’ professional investigators, drawing on their varied experiences in law enforcement, intelligence, white collar litigation, corporate internal investigations, and financial analysis, offer our clients the ability to see past the “paper” of the deal to potentially damaging hidden data.  Through in-depth interviews, lead and connection development, credibility evaluations, surreptitious surveillance, accessing secreted or otherwise unavailable documents, and tapping into industry and government sources and resources, our investigators can obtain the information our clients need to efficiently and effectively manage their risks. 

​​For more information about Venture Risk Investigations or the services we provide, call us at 631-913-8741, or e-mail us at