Research and Due Diligence
Getting it wrong costs precious money and time – AEA will help you get it right!
AEA can help in identifying suitable strategic partners, locating & screening potential business partners, and in making business and professional introductions.
We can undertake market research for clients by conducting on the ground investigations where appropriate. Reliable market data for China is notoriously difficult to get. Using our local resources, we try to give our clients a competitive advantage through more reliable information so they can make better business decisions.
The time and effort invested upfront can pay big dividends later on – strategic mistakes and bad partnerships are expensive and can cause real damage to a corporate brand. We aim to help our clients avoid those problems.
AEA’s network of connections in its areas of operations may assist clients by providing introductions to key players in the relevant technology areas and to appropriate members of the local business communities.
AEA can obtain discreet background checks and due diligence on proposed business partners.
Our knowledge of the companies involved in the green and clean tech sectors in Colorado allows us to assist international investors in identifying suitable business and technological opportunities in Colorado and elsewhere in the US.
We can assist non-US investors by conducting local due diligence on their behalf in the US. We are able to review materials, documentation and accounts and can prepare analytical reports for clients regarding the financial, legal, technological and other business considerations for any proposed business partner or acquisition. The scope of our support and analysis will be decided by discussion with you and can be as small or as extensive as you wish. Our full range of accounting, legal, business and technological know-how is available to our clients.
In appropriate situations we are able to assist with introductions to relevant national and state government officials, and also to the government research organizations based around the metro Denver-Boulder area. Several of our specialist experts and members of our advisory panel are professors in major research universities in Colorado.
Business practices are not the same everywhere: what is acceptable or normal in one location might even be illegal in another location. There are traps for the unprepared and the penalties can be severe. AEA can give guidance on compliance with the relevant laws, such as the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the UK’s 2010 Bribery Act.