Mergers & Acquisitions

Historical Research is a Core Component of M&A Due Diligence

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Our team of researchers—including a licensed private investigator—can discreetly identify legacy liabilities that may adversely impact your acquisition strategy.

Pre-Merger

HAI are experts at identifying and uncovering hidden liabilities. Legal liabilities can extend back decades and a trusted M&A due diligence partner is vital to ensure that any potential transactional risks are identified prior to the consolidation of companies or their assets. Our team of researchers—including a licensed private investigator—can discreetly identify legacy liabilities that may adversely impact your acquisition strategy.

M&A clients rely on HAI to undertake corporate succession research on target companies, identify legacy environmental liabilities or asbestos litigation exposure, undertake audits of historical connections to the Atlantic Slave Trade and African Slavery, and a myriad array of other critical ESG risks. Our analytical knowledge and topical depth experience means we can work within compressed M&A schedules and field researchers throughout the United States and around the globe.

HAI Mergers and Acquisitions Due Diligence services include:

  • Corporate succession/corporate genealogy research
  • Identification of legacy environmental liabilities, including Superfund exposure
  • Identification of asbestos litigation exposure
  • Identification and interview of former employees
  • Slavery era disclosure and compliance research

Post-Merger

HAI’s multidisciplinary team can also provide support after the close of the M&A transaction with post-merger record management and information governance services as well as corporate and brand heritage services.

In today’s social, economic, and global health environment, reliable digital information is more important than ever. A M&A transaction is an opportunity for an organization to transform from a paper-based, distributed data blackhole into a modern, digital information powerhouse.

Digital transformation must consider, plan, and implement change across a spectrum of organizational components: people, business processes, data management, industry regulations, and technology. It takes a special blend of change management, data structuring expertise, records management skills, and digital tools to achieve success across the full organizational information lifecycle.

Achieving a fully digital records and information management program will ensure that your organization’s employees, board members, and partners have ready, reliable access to the data they need to connect communities, improve mobility, and stimulate economic development. Increased digital access to your organization’s information will promote research, innovation, and public service now and for years to come.

HAI Digital Records & Archives services include:

  • Strategic planning services to digitally transform the company
  • Records hygiene services to archive, weed, and dispose of the old and new company’s records to achieve records management compliance
  • Taxonomy, metadata, and other information management support services establish consistent management of digital information.

Commemorative projects can help you attract customers, clients, and employees by leveraging the power of your history. Our clients have used history to build a brand identity that demonstrates excellence, values, and visions for the future. Branding your history will increase your public visibility, enhance your reputation, and inspire employees by showing the company's transformation and longevity over time.

HAI Branded History services include:

  • Corporate book projects
  • Smartphone applications
  • Digital storytelling, exhibits and experiences
  • Blogs and other external or internal media
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A M&A transaction is an opportunity for an organization to transform from a paper-based, distributed data blackhole into a modern, digital information powerhouse.

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