Businesses that devote the resources to obtaining superior information will obtain superior results. Whether you are seeking intelligence on a potential client, a possible vendor that will be integral to your supply chain, or a competitor that is pursuing a key customer, having more information in your possession will aid in producing a better outcome.
Before entering into a new business relationship, ask yourself whether the following factors would affect your decision:
- The potential client or customer you are considering has a history of collection actions, tax liens, or is in bankruptcy;
- A potential vendor you are considering in a critical supply-chain role has been sued multiple times for failing to deliver as promised;
- The business consultant you are about to hire has a criminal history.
Obtaining critical information after you have become embroiled in a lawsuit or lost an important client is too late.
Why should you perform business investigations?
Companies should perform a business background investigation when entering into a new relationship with another company that will form an important part of your operations. Most companies would not consider hiring a new employee without performing a background investigation. Yet a new business relationship can present as much or even more risk. The common types of business investigation needs include:
- Key vendor relationships
- Prospective client reviews
- Competitive research and intelligence
- Mergers & acquisition due diligence
RAI conducts thorough investigation worldwide revealing the history of a business and its principals including:
- Criminal histories;
- Civil litigation, tax liens and bankruptcies;
- Administrative enforcement actions;
- Active corporate or license status;
- Media searches;
- Verification of domestic and foreign operations; and
- Related company searches.
The result is a comprehensive investigative report that provides businesses the critical information they need to make informed decisions.