Due Diligence

Due diligence is a process undertaken by potential investors to analyse and assess the desirability, value, risks and business potential of an investment opportunity. 

Investments in Greece are characterised by high risk. This was true both during the boom years, and is even more relevant today, given the Greek financial crisis. 

Due diligence can cover the entire spectrum of operations of an investment sponsor or project, or it can focus on specific areas such as:

  • Commercial due diligence

  • Vendor due diligence

  • Technical due diligence

  • Legal due diligence

  • Financial due diligence

  • Environmental due diligence

 

Navigator has specialised in due diligence since our foundation in 1995. To implement our investment projects in Greece, we rely on internal staff as well as sub-contractors for specialised fields such as legal or technical due diligence. 

Our due diligence approach is based on four key tenets:

  1. Clear Objectives: The due diligence process is based on a precise definition of objectives and parameters. We support our clients in defining project terms of reference and other parameters as closely and carefully as possible.

  2. Scientific Approach: We define a systematic methodology to document the existing situation, define the investment objectives, and then model the impact of the proposed investment and other competencies and capacities of the sponsor or investment in question. Our approach is rooted in empirical, replicable findings that lead to consistent results.

  3. Objectivity: Our role is to provide an unbiased, professional opinion which is supported by evidence. Our reporting must be clear of bias or the influence of special interests. Where difference of professional opinion are found, we express these clearly.

  4. Confidentiality: We take a full range of precautions to safeguard the integrity of client data. These included integrated data and document security and control policies. We offer encrypted communications and data storage facilities, and can comply with most corporate systems in this area.

Each Due Diligence methodology is custom-developed in response to the needs of the specific client and sector in Greece.

Additional information on our due diligence resources and competencies are available upon request. 

 

Please contact us for a free, confidential consultation, or request a quote for our due diligence consultancy services.