6. Crossing Borders: International Investigations
As you well know, more companies are expanding their global presence through acquisitions, outsourcing their operations or opening their own facilities overseas. International due diligence is just as critical as the intelligence you gather in the U.S. Obtaining necessary information overseas cannot be thoroughly executed from a desktop in New York. Several companies in our industry maintain international offices to accommodate the needs of investors.
Access to public records is different in every region across the globe. While the task of conducting due diligence overseas may seem daunting, sometimes simply confirming a company actually exists is half the battle.