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Mergers, Acquisitions & Investments

Aurico FirstStep reports have become a strategic tool to further reduce business acquisition risk. Far too often we hear of deals moving into a formal financial or operational due diligence process prior to completing a low risk, low cost FirstStep report on the corporate background of the acquisition target.

Due diligence investigations are integral parts of any merger, acquisition or partnership. The Aurico FirstStep due diligence program provides an in-depth look into the litigation, financial and media history of both a company, and its executives. The information provided in FirstStep reports can uncover:

  • conflicts of interest by identifying the corporate affiliations of the executives
  • sanctions and violations levied by regulators such as FINRA and the SEC
  • derogatory reporting  and "bad press" through Internet and media investigations
  • a history of litigation filed by and against the company or its executives
  • criminal backgrounds and other "character issues" of the executives

Aurico FirstStep reports are completed by investment groups during the vetting process to mitigate unnecessary use of time and capital in more comprehensive due diligence programs.

Aurico FirstStep reports provide valuable information about the character and integrity of the company. They provide the "green light" to continue expressing interest, discussing terms, and proceeding toward an acquisition; or could halt negotiations to reduce the lost time and dollars of financial and operational due diligence. 

Before engaging in a transaction, let Aurico's team of experienced investigators uncover the information you need when proceeding through the acquisition process.

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A typical Aurico FirstStep report on a corporate acquisition target would include:

FirstStep Report: Corporate Acquisition
Executive Summary
Comprehensive overview of all findings and Risk Assessment
Business Credit Report
Address Verification Intelliscore with Risk Assessment Primary and Secondary Business Categories with SIC Codes
Company background information UCC filings Bankruptcies
DBA's Tax Liens & Judgments Payment Trends
National Media Search
Periodicals Press Releases Internet Search
Financial Action Regulatory Reports
FDIC FRB NFA
FINRA NCUA OCC
OTS SEC  
Federal Criminal & Federal Civil
National Criminal Records Search and National Civil Records at the Federal Level
County Civil
County Civil Records Search where Company is located
Contact us to configure a program that aligns with your organizational requirements.

A typical Aurico FirstStep report on an executive (or team) of an acquisition target would include:

FirstStep Report: Executive/Team Acquisition
Executive Summary
Comprehensive overview of all findings and Risk Assessment
National Profile
Address Verification Aliases Properties Deeds & Transfers
Corporate Affiliations Professional Licenses Bankruptcies
Tax Liens & Judgments UCC Filings
Multi-Jurisdictional
Over 500 million records including National Sex Offender Registry Department of Corrections/Bureau of Prisons Records in 45 States County Court Records in over 1100 counties
State Criminal Record Databases 20 States OFAC Blocked Persons List Denied Persons List
Debarred Persons List FBI Fugitive List National Public Record Online Indexes
Database of Searched Criminal Records Interpol Most Wanted List Canadian OSFI List
  European Union Terrorism Sanctions List  
Financial Action Regulatory Reports
FDIC FRB NFA
FINRA NCUA OCC
OTS SEC  
Social Security Trace
Address Summary and Social Security Number Verification
Felony/Misdemeanor
County Criminal Records Search based on Address Summary
County Civil
County Civil Records Search based on Address Summary
Federal Criminal Report
National Criminal Records Search at Federal Level
Federal Civil
National Civil Records Search at Federal Level
Contact us to configure a program that aligns with your organizational requirements.

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