GRYPHON STRATEGIES

Due Diligence

DUE DILIGENCE

Gryphon has over two decades of experience in conducting background investigations and other due diligence-driven investigations. With thousands of investigations credited to our team, Gryphon is considered an expert in the realm of due diligence. In addition to our hands on investigative experience, members of the team have made presentations, television appearances and authored published articles with respect to these services.

Gryphon investigators possess extensive international investigation experience, including in-house language skills in over 30 languages, local in-country experience and international affairs backgrounds. We also have a proven international network of on-the-ground resources to assist in delivering comprehensive investigation services. We focus on the provision of detailed analysis and cogently presented actionable intelligence for our clients.

We work with investment banks, private equity firms, fund of funds, sovereign wealth funds and other clients on pre-deal diligence for public offerings, financing transactions, direct investments, private equity transactions and other deals. We also work extensively with compliance departments to assist in diligence related to onboarding new clients and screening existing high risk accounts. Our team can handle both comprehensive due diligence and high volume domestic and international background investigations to meet our clients’ investment and compliance needs.

DUE DILIGENCE CASE STUDIES

PRINCIPALS’ PROFILES DETER DEAL DUE TO REPUTATIONAL CONCERNS

Client Benefits From In-Depth Investigation

Gryphon conducted pre-deal due diligence into the principals of a business for an investment client. Through the use of interviews, the investigation provided detailed negative background about the principals from industry participants, which was very concerning. Our client was able to use this information to make an informed decision about the risks associated with a potential investment with this group of principals.

INVESTIGATION CONNECTS EXECUTIVES TO FCPA SCANDAL

Risks Associated with Multinational Company Unveiled

As part of a deep background investigation for a client, we detailed a Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) scandal affecting a multinational company, as well as information about a particular family’s business interests and their direct connections to the scandal. Upon learning of the family’s direct involvement in the FCPA case in Brazil, which was previously unknown, our client avoided a risky transaction with this counter-party.

PRINCIPALS’ PROFILES DETER DEAL DUE TO REPUTATIONAL CONCERNS

Client Benefits From In-Depth Investigation

Gryphon conducted pre-deal due diligence into the principals of a business for an investment client. Through the use of interviews, the investigation provided detailed negative background about the principals from industry participants, which was very concerning. Our client was able to use this information to make an informed decision about the risks associated with a potential investment with this group of principals.

INVESTIGATION CONNECTS EXECUTIVES TO FCPA SCANDAL

Client Informed Of Links To FCPA Scandal

As part of a deep background investigation for a client, we detailed a Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) scandal affecting a multinational company, as well as information about a particular family’s business interests and their direct connections to the scandal. Upon learning of the family’s direct involvement in the FCPA case in Brazll, which was previously unkown, our client avoided a risky transaction with this counter-party.

“I use Gryphon for all my due diligence investigations. They always provide a quick turnaround and tell me what items I need to investigate more deeply. More importantly, I can always pick up the phone and speak to an actual person who knows my needs on the other end.”

- Rafael Castro, Senior Principal, Enhanced Capital Partners. Formerly of Cerberus, CIBC and JPMC.

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