Successful business transactions generally start with a deep understanding of counterparties, prospective partners, acquisition targets, and potential investments. Corporations, investment banks, private equity firms, and hedge funds look to BRG experts to develop critical reputational and operational information in connection with mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic alliances, franchise and license arrangements, and the retention of key suppliers and distributors.

Our experts investigate the suitability of companies and their principals through a sophisticated analysis of public record information, augmented by discreet inquiries of other sources of information. In addition to identifying obvious issues, such as civil and criminal matters, financial issues, and other red flags, BRG’s review and analysis may be customized to identify self-dealing, undisclosed relationships, and regulatory concerns, such as the risks posed by the FCPA, UK Bribery Act, money laundering, and OFAC sanctions regimes.


BRG’s multidisciplinary approach to due diligence assignments ensures that every investigation is approached in a way designed to get our clients the answers they need to make the most informed decisions. We take advantage of the unique experiences and vast industry expertise of our global experts, ensuring that the unique risks of every transaction are addressed in the most comprehensive and robust manner.

Working closely with BRG’s business valuation experts and accountants, our team can also prepare quality of earnings opinions and purchase price evaluations, and can advise on repricing a transaction if adverse information is identified during the diligence process, allowing our experts to provide material support throughout the entire transaction.

Certain investigations are conducted by licensed BRG entities, including: Berkeley Research Group Texas, LLC (A18094); Berkeley Research Group Investigatory Services of Illinois, LLC (Illinois 117001723 and Michigan 3701206962); Berkeley Research Group of Florida, LLC (A 1400243); BRG Investigations, LLC f/k/a Berkeley Research Group Investigatory Services of New York, LLC (11000189295).  

Our industry knowledge is broad and deep.

BRG combines intellectual rigor with practical, real-world experience. We have an in-depth understanding of industries and markets, with expertise spanning the major sectors of the global economy. Following are some of the many sectors that we know inside and out.