"Black Cube secretly made dozens of hours of recordings of former and then-current officials describing an elaborate pay-to-pay system at the state oil company, where bribes were accepted in return to contracts"
In the rapidly changing environment of today’s business arena, exclusive knowledge constitutes a significant business advantage and a game-changing tool. The ability to obtain timely, relevant information, and to draw the correct conclusions from its analysis, is essential for different aspects of business development and performance, such as keeping track with main competitors, performing M&As and big investments or forming strategic partnerships. Obtaining this edge requires superior intelligence skills and a well thought out, and carefully executed, research plan.
Black Cube specialises in gathering and analysing intelligence that enables our clients to better understand their business environment, enhance their ability to identify business risks and opportunities, and leverage their competitive edge. Our competitive intelligence service is based on cutting-edge methodology that includes high-end information gathering and research capabilities, bolstered by solid technical and legal acuity.
Competitive intelligence is delivered in the form of a graphic plot of the key players in the target market, accompanied by detailed information on each competitor’s procedures, practices, R&D plans, products and services, and unrevealed usable leverage points of conflicts, corruption, fraud or bribery.
Any business that wishes to develop and grow requires a steady stream of information on potential markets and opportunities. Black Cube offers thorough and comprehensive market research and analysis services that offer insights to companies looking to expand and grow. At Black Cube, we are uniquely capable of operating in any language and culture, in our home markets and specifically in Europe, the Middle-East, Former Soviet Union and Latin American markets. Additionally, we are able to provide in-depth information and analysis regardless of geographic boundaries.
Black Cube identifies potential unique business opportunities, locates key players and centres of excellence, and creates detailed target profiles that assist our clients in executing well-informed business moves.
Decisions involving significant business moves, large-scale acquisitions, new partnerships, and expanding operations into new, and foreign, countries inevitably involve trade-offs between risks and benefits. Black Cube’s Deep-Level Due Diligence service supports clients’ risk management and helps minimise such business risks by providing comprehensive assessments of business targets. A distinct tool to financial and legal due diligence, Black Cube’s Deep-Level Due Diligence delves into the people behind the target company; their motives and interests, past behavior in other roles, and any other information that could reveal behaviour contrary to the strategy of Black Cube’s clients.
Our unique Deep-Level Due Diligence methodology produces a broad and detailed overview of the designated target, taking into account a multitude of financial, marketing, legal, and technical aspects.
Black Cube produces compliance reports on potential business partners, suppliers, distributors, and re-sellers (individuals and companies), supporting clients’ compliance efforts in accordance with the requirements of the Bribery Act, Fraud Act, Proceeds of Crime Act, and other relevant legislation.
We help our clients ensure full compliance with these laws by inspecting both legal and financial records and procedures of designated partners, in order to confirm their compliance with the requirements defined in relevant legislation, such as due-diligence reporting and risk assessment procedures. Looking into 240 unique databases, our compliance services identify involvement of existing and potential business associates in sanctions violations, money laundering incidents, terror financing and any organised crime involvement.