Nardello & Co. was retained by a US corporation to conduct an FCPA-focused background due diligence investigation of potential business venture partners, one of which was headquartered in Brazil. The investigation involved an examination of the target entities and their principals.
Our research revealed that the Brazilian entity was party to significant civil and criminal litigation. We also found that one of its principals had been disciplined by a regulatory agency for insider trading and another principal was connected with a money laundering investigation conducted by law enforcement.
Based on our findings, the client decided to reconsider its potential transaction with the entity.