An accurate assessment of the potential for growth or risk requires looking beneath the surface of reported events

Black Cube offers fast and accurate intelligence and analysis services for hedge funds, private equity firms and large investment houses who require investigative research on their investment opportunities.

The result is a highly detailed report, carefully crafted to drive decisive trading and investment action. Whether our clients seek to identify fraud or severe mismanagement in a company with a view to taking a short position, or to decipher the true intrinsic makeup and value of a potential long position, we provide the actionable intelligence to fill the gaps in their own analysis.

Leveraging our unique experience in Deep Web and real-world human intelligence, Black Cube’s Deep-Level Due Diligence methodology produces a broad and thorough overview of the designated target, taking into account a multitude of financial, legal and technical factors. Our extensive intelligence background and robust compliance systems and manuals enable us to create a truly comprehensive analysis that supports our clients’ decision-making and gives them a significant advantage, while scrupulously remaining within legal and compliance boundaries.

Strategy and Leadership Mapping

We provide in depth research and detailed profiles of key leadership members such as executives and members of the board of directors, including their interests, motivations, strategies and personal circumstances. This has become an essential tool to help provide a detailed account of the true driving force behind companies. Furthermore, Black Cube provides essential intelligence to support different investment positions, in order to support the client’s trading strategies and prior to major financial actions such as IPOs.

Internal Fraud and Misrepresentation

From financial fraud to conflicted managerial interests, there are many events that can topple a seemingly stable company. Oftentimes, in an attempt to cover up losses or mislead investors, companies will misrepresent themselves publicly. With our wide variety of information collection methodologies, from OSINT intelligence to social engineering, deep forensic accounting skills and the linguistic and cultural knowledge to operate in any business jurisdiction, Black Cube is uniquely positioned to discover the truth behind company communications anywhere in the world, from financial statements to production reports.

Asset Valuation and Impending Dissolutions

Our asset identification and valuation services produce valuable intelligence and due-diligence at a standard far beyond other currently available services, whether a client is seeking to understand a company’s base asset structure, wishes to understand the value that will be released in an impending company break-up — or even understand the probability that such a break-up will occur. We operate in various jurisdictions under diverse legal systems, covering analysis of offshore companies and trusts.

Forthcoming Market Changes

One can only derive so much from a company’s own published information; careful observation and analysis of both general market information and geopolitical intelligence are required to accurately appreciate a company’s true value. Beyond intelligence on the target company’s competitors, we also assess the broader factors that influence a company’s value. For example, the impact of a possible peace treaty on an arms manufacturer, or impending government regulation on a medical device firm.