Initial Public Offering Investigative Due Diligence Services

Global Risk & Investigations Practice (GRIP)

January 5, 2013

As market regulators move towards more disclosure-based regimes, one of the biggest risks to a successful public listing is the lack of full disclosure because of the availability of reliable information – this is especially true in emerging  markets. 

The collection of reliable information about an issuer for the offering document can be particularly difficult for financial and other advisors who have not conducted a full investigative due diligence.

While investigative due diligence is an important part of any significant transaction, the key objectives of a pre-IPO investigative due diligence are: 

  • To ensure that offering documents contain all material information about the issuer and its financial condition, and that no important information is omitted
  • To provide a more comprehensive understanding of the listing candidate and to identify risks at the earliest possible opportunity

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