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Alaco

Business Intelligence & Investigations: Pre-Transactional Advisory (Investigative Due Diligence)

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What the team is known for

Based in London, Alaco is a business intelligence firm with market-leading capabilities in investigative due diligence. Its compliance and transaction advisory practice enables clients to maximise opportunities and minimise risk with respect to upcoming transactions or existing investments. The firm serves significant global financial services clients, as well as international corporations, law firms, family offices and international development institutions. Alaco's crypto-focused subsidiary, Alaco Analytics, helps clients identify risks specifically in the digital asset sector.

Strengths

"Alaco's due diligence output across the board is fantastic. It's what they've done for years and you'd have to put them at the very high end of the scale for that. If I was a bank or a corporate looking to get some due diligence done I'd go to Alaco in a heartbeat."

"They understand the reason as to why enquiries are being asked of them. Alaco understand the 'so what'. Many companies in this space have a tendency for a cut-and-paste approach in just reporting what's out there, whereas Alaco answer the 'so what' and provide something meaningful to you as a client."

Work highlights

Alaco was mandated by a private equity fund to conduct pre-transactional due diligence into a South African-registered construction and engineering company with operations across EMEA. Alaco was able to evidence any hidden beneficiaries within the company's ownership structure and the extent to which the company was exerting undue influence over the awarding of major tenders, and was able to benchmark its reputation and track record in comparison with sector and regional peers.

Notable practitioners

Oliver Gorton is an experienced corporate investigator and has led several complex pre-transactional investigations. He is a key contact.

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Business Intelligence & Investigations: Pre-Transactional Advisory (Investigative Due Diligence) Department

Alaco

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17 Connaught Place

London

Greater London

UK

W2 2ES

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