Due Diligence Services

Due Diligence Services

Our due diligence consulting services begin with a focus on the critical elements of your need. Our investigation scope is necessarily broad so focusing on the critical elements at the onset of the analysis and investigations often saves our clients needless billable hours. Its a matter of expertise and service focus. By having Crane Intelligence handle your due diligence throughout the deal lifecycle you spend less time and money.

From the start to completion, our highly-experienced teams draw upon dozens of specialists with considerable insight and experience which allows for focused, time-saving efforts. Our staff, working with specialists in a variety of fields, produce actionable information which means you are less likely to make important financial or legal decisions that would result in taking on unnecessary risk.

Our services are discreet and confidential and utilize local, national and international resources to deliver the facts in a tried-and-proven federal format as well as an executive summary.



Acquisition Due Diligence


Corporate Finance and Valuation

We have extensive experience and are recognized experts in analysis of commercial and financial information. Your objective is make the right move at the right price without buyer’s remorse. Do not move on assumptions – we provide financial due diligence that will give you peace of mind by analyzing and validating all of your financial, operational and strategic assumptions.


Buy Side Due Diligence

We provide forensic accounting services and provide detailed, concise reports makes it easier for you to structure and negotiate a favorable purchase.

Vendor Due Diligence

Vendor due diligence addresses the concerns and issues you may have with a potential vendor. Our team will prepare a non-biased view of potential vendors giving your business unit the information needed for a final sign-off or no-go. If your company is not currently performing vendor due diligence you could potentially be exposed to audits, license revokation, penalties or legal action.

Pre-transaction Due Diligence


Hiring Due Diligence


Professional Vetting Due Dilligence


Litigation Due Diligence


Expert Witness Vetting Due Diligence


Self Due Diligence

Do not overlook the necessity of having a thorough investigation of yourself, board of directors and any individual that has a postion of responsibility in your organization. Crane Intelligence delivers skilled and comprehensive reputation searches that serve to protect you from potentially damaging information in public media sources. We also offer ongoing “Reputation Management” services that monitor open source intelligence sources for misleading or intentional negative publications. Social media and other sources of publicly accessible information can damage your reputation which in turn negatively affects your company.



Due diligence investigations are a risk mitigation tool that you should use to gain a broader and more in depth view resulting in a more confident decision or action.



Due Diligence Consulting

Due Diligence Consulting

The Need For Due Diligence

Tracy O. Crane |Crane Intelligence, Inc.

Tracy O. Crane | Crane Intelligence, Inc.

The majority of business owners recognize the need for due diligence in every aspect of their business and many individuals are becoming aware of the need for a thorough understanding of the arena being created through and by their relationships with others. This recognition has come about largely because there are many more lawsuits in our courts by plantiffs alleging the defendent did not do a particular thing or take a particular action. To state this very plainly, you are more likely to be sued because you did not do something rather than what you did.

When preparing to make an important decision or action, the best money spent is on determining how much risk is associated with the action or decision. With a due diligence assessment, you have the opportunity to decide if the action is worth the risk. It also prepares you for changes that need to be made or what potential issues may arise in the short term or long term.


Due Care vs Due Diligence

Due care is the act of using reasonable care to protect the interests of an organization or person. Due diligence is those practices that preserve due care. You can look at due care as performing ongoing actvities needed to keep something in good working order – in other words, do what one would normally do in the situation. Due Diligence is the ongoing observation and adjustment of due care.

Due Diligence has a distinct legal meaning but the term has is close to becoming a generic metaphor due to its improper use. Simply put, “due care” is what you do and “due diligence” is what you know concerning “due care.”

Due Diligence Checklist

An often asked request is for a due diligence checklist. Any checklist pertaining to due diligence is troublesome to due diligence consultants and professional investigators due to the fact that firms and individuals may have a tendency to think putting a checkmark in the box is sufficient due diligence. Due diligence may be a legal obligation depending on the circumstance but more commonly due diligence is a voluntary process of thoroughly investigating all aspects of the intended action.

The Bottom Line on Due Diligence

Due diligence is time consuming and often wearisome, frustrating and expensive. It goes far beyond the cursory examination of documents and the casual question and answer dialogues between people. Professional Due Diligence Consultants say a professional due diligence case is best measured by the aggravation, frustration and hours of lost sleep.