Detailed examination of all relevant information to support a proposed course of action, for example a merger or new partnership, can make the difference between the success or failure of any business venture. There are many examples in recent years where the lack of effective due diligence enquiries has led to massive losses and, on occasions, charges of fraudulent deception.
Due diligence enquiries are an integral part of business transactions such as mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and new customer or vendor relationships. Corporate research is an important tool in many business sectors; access to better business information leads to better, more informed business decisions.

An investigation of this type will usually involve the detailed examination of relevant technical, legal, financial and management issues. Examination of other factors, such as the integrity, reputation and reliability of major shareholders, company officers and other key managers, may also be required.

Pinkerton’s European offices are staffed by teams of professional security practitioners, lawyers, former police, military and intelligence officers, experienced corporate security managers and others with relevant experience which enables us to provide you with timely, accurate and detailed information reports on the subject you choose, at any location around the world. In support of our own Pinkerton staff, we also have access to an unrivalled network of specialist agents and consultants who can also be deployed on your behalf if the task requires their additional expertise.

Electronic eavesdropping – the planting of bugs and taps – is one of the more unsavoury growth industries of the decade. It is easy to understand why. Information is the key to success in the business, diplomatic and political worlds. Unlike other assets, once information is lost it cannot easily be retrieved or replaced.

With the intensification of global competition, protecting confidential and proprietary information will continue to be one of the most important aspects of any corporate security programme.

There has been a constant stream of recorded incidents over the past few years of listening devices being found in the office and at home. Whilst it is true to say that the more complex devices may cost many hundreds of pounds or more, simple and effective radio frequency ‘bugs’ can be purchased by mail order for as little as ¬£25.

Pinkerton Consulting and Investigations are acknowledged leaders in the field of Electronic Surveillance Counter measures, providing a fully professional sweeping service to help you safeguard your sensitive information.