Corporate Contests

A Deeper Investigation

Forward Risk has extensive experience assisting activist investors, target companies, and outside counsel in corporate control situations, ranging from early-stage activism to full-blown hostile takeovers.

Among other things, we:

  • undertake pre-investment due diligence
  • vet prospective board nominees and investigate incumbents
  • uncover material misrepresentations, errors, and omissions in SEC filings and other disclosures

Supporting a Winning Strategy

A high-stakes corporate contest requires a much deeper investigation than the surface-level reviews that many firms offer. Whether our client is pursuing a change in company leadership or fending off a challenge, Forward Risk’s investigative services are focused on delivering the information needed to support a winning strategy.

We Investigate and Analyze:

  • Corporate governance history and issues
  • Self-dealing and conflicts of interest
  • History of personal misconduct or controversial statements
  • Misrepresentations or discrepancies in self-reported background
  • Undisclosed parties acting in concert
  • Undisclosed civil or criminal litigation history
  • Indications of financial distress or questionable asset profile
  • Business acumen, success, and failures

Contact a Partner

To find out more about how Forward Risk can help you, please contact Brendan Foo.