Before Engaging Third Parties
We’re a global investigative firm with over 25 years of experience in cross-border corruption investigations and background checking.
Cross-border Third-Party Investigations
Our experience gives us comprehensive knowledge of all the various ways that companies and individuals can pose integrity risks.
And we’re experts at uncovering those risks – by searching online and in databases, gathering local records and inquiring with trusted sources – in every corner of the world.
Our investigations vet representatives, agents, distributors, suppliers and other third parties so our clients can base business decisions on independent information. We provide three levels of screening, to provide no more, and no less, than is needed for any particular relationship.
Our reports uncover government ties, corruption and other wrongdoing, as well as check the accuracy of the third party’s disclosures. We don’t just produce data; we also provide local insight.
Unique Approach to Due Diligence
We offer a unique approach to third-party screening – RealRisk Reports – because our clients require due diligence that goes beyond “checking the box.”
We designed RealRisk Reports to respond to feedback we gained from extensive conversations with top compliance professionals. We discovered what drives them crazy about third-party screening, and found ways to fix the process (see Why Mintz for specifics).
RealRisk Reports are competitively priced and efficiently delivered, through a secure portal that enables clients to easily order, track and receive reports.
No Red Lights
Many compliance officers require risk-ranking of reports but don’t like their due diligence providers presuming to hold up “red lights.” Our reports assess the findings for each third party and assign them to one of three categories: Simple, Points of Interest, and Complex.
Context on Hits
Compliance officers often complain that some third-party reports burden them with mindless “hits” that lack a proper frame of reference — such as the unreliable blog or partisan newspaper in which the hits appear. Our investigative experts provide context for potentially significant findings, such as assessing the reliability of the parties making allegations.
Boots on the Ground
Compliance officers need access to local human intelligence that is predictably priced and can meet their deadline. We’ve carefully built that capability over the past 25 years, conducting source inquiries in every corner of the world.
250+ Investigative Staff
Our clients know who stands behind our reports. We have a superb, multilingual staff of more than 250 investigators — not subcontractors with unknown training and expertise — who work out of 15 offices around the world.