The Red Flag Group®
M&A due diligence

Ensuring a successful joint venture through extensive due diligence

Ensuring a successful joint venture through extensive due diligence

Challenge

Harsco Corporation, a diversified industrial company providing a range of on-site services and engineered products to the global steel, energy and railway sectors, has more than 160 operating locations in 30 countries and enters emerging markets with some regularity.

Harsco was looking for a trusted adviser with global capabilities and a high degree of responsiveness to handle their highest risk joint venture and M&A due diligence requests on subjects around the world.

Answer

  • Harsco regularly partners with The Red Flag Group® to deliver IntegraCheck® | Integrity Due Diligence Platinum reports that include valuable assistance, direction and advice regarding their third parties.
  • Built on the Gold report, the Platinum report adds a significant advantage with the addition of sourcing and analysis of reputational intelligence on the subject.
  • By adding the Reputation Profile into the report, it reveals the opinions of peers and government departments, as well as potential integrity risks through interviews with industry members familiar with the company.

  • The Red Flag Group® has been a valuable partner to Harsco, going beyond superficial industry due diligence offerings, for example:
    • A recent Platinum IntegraCheck® Due Diligence report on a joint venture subject in China came back with an identifiable 'flag' related to an affiliated entity of the subject
    • The Red Flag Group® conducted a follow-up Platinum report on the affiliated entity to provide Harsco with a more comprehensive view
    • Due to our deep local profiling and investigations surrounding corporate structures and environments we were able to ascertain certain issues and provide them with increased visibility into the affiliated entity.

Deliverables

IntegraCheck® | Integrity Due Diligence Platinum reports.

Timeline

10–14 days, per the scope of these reports.

Why The Red Flag Group®

Quality of due diligence reports

We pride ourselves on a higher standard. Our team, the quality of their training and client commitment set us apart in terms of depth of research, local-language capabilities and knowledge of local customs, analysis and reporting.

Trusted advisory

Our Professional Services team specialises in specific regions and is trained to classify all reported risks into up to 30 different risk areas, allowing us to finely tune the risk reporting based on the client’s risk tolerance.

Country knowledge

Our global team is ready to engage in any project and has the language expertise that is needed to conduct due diligence across the globe.