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Business Intelligence Services (BIS)

Deloitte has a growing team of Business Intelligence Services professionals based in the Middle East. The team provides clients with bespoke reports on the background, integrity and reputation of individuals and entities in the context of a due diligence investigation, a fraud or dispute, or where clients seek to gather specific market intelligence to inform strategic decisions.

Applying a combination of in-depth public record research, field enquiries and analytical skills, we deliver background information and insight in a timely and efficient manner, including jurisdictions where public record sources are sparse. Our work is conducted to a proven methodology, under the strictest confidentiality and within the laws of the countries in which we conduct our work.  

Integrity due diligence

The Business Intelligence Services team assists clients in making informed business decisions and identifying potential issues of concern in order to manage integrity and reputational risk. In our analysis we will highlight areas of potential concern not covered by the more traditional financial, legal or commercial due diligence processes. Clients require integrity due diligence in the context of:

  • Enhanced due diligence in high risk jurisdictions or high value transactions
  • Third party and vendor screening
  • “Know your customer” checks
  • Independent background checks on senior appointments

Investigative support

The Business Intelligence Services team also provides investigative support where our information gathering techniques can be used to assist in identifying wrongdoing, uncovering conflicts of interest or undisclosed business affiliations, and help in pursuing assets. We provide investigative support in the context of:

  • Fraud investigations
  • Commercial disputes
  • Regulatory investigations
  • Anti-bribery and corruption investigations

Strategic market intelligence

Clients moving into new markets are faced with challenges such as operating in unfamiliar business, political and legal environments, complying with local regulations and coping with unstable markets. In this context it is crucial to know who to trust and who to avoid, uncovering hidden agendas and to look ahead as to how the business and political landscape is likely to develop.  

The Business Intelligence Services team supports clients who require reliable and actionable information and insight regarding, for example:

  • Mapping of key decision-makers
  • Hidden ties linking business to politics
  • New market entrants, market rumors or hostile competitors
  • Potential impact of regulatory, legislative, and political events
  • Dynamics of a commercial dispute or a government investigation

Key contact

Ralph Stobwasser
Tel: +971 (0) 4 506 4869


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