Diligence

Shifting Tides in the Offshore World

Shifting Tides in the Offshore World

Shifting Tides in the Offshore World 2121 1414 Blackpeak

Regulators have imposed new disclosure rules for ultimate beneficial ownership on companies in the Cayman Islands and British Virgin Islands (BVI). Now, alternative offshore hubs, such as the United Arab Emirates (UAE), have emerged to provide sought-after alternatives.

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PEI | How to get an Emerging Markets Deal Done During a Downturn

PEI | How to get an Emerging Markets Deal Done During a Downturn 1500 1000 Blackpeak

Blackpeak co-founder Jack Clode recently spoke to Private Equity International about the challenges of conducting due diligence in emerging markets given pandemic restrictions.

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Blackpeak Tête-à-Tête: Forced Labor in Supply Chains: Changing Laws, Penalties and Remedies

Blackpeak Tête-à-Tête: Forced Labor in Supply Chains: Changing Laws, Penalties and Remedies 1200 675 Blackpeak

For this episode, Jack Clode welcomes Archana Kotecha from The Remedy Project to talk about the extent and causes of forced labour in global supply chain, how to detect this risk through due diligence and audits and how the approach to remedial action needs to be improved.

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COVID-19 and Due Diligence

COVID-19 and Due Diligence 1200 675 Blackpeak

Blackpeak is committed to providing the highest level of service to our clients and meeting your needs for high quality research and investigations. How are we delivering on this promise in these uncertain times?

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S&P Global | Healthcare IPOs in Hong Kong Face Delays As Coronavirus Hits Travel, Roadshows

S&P Global | Healthcare IPOs in Hong Kong Face Delays As Coronavirus Hits Travel, Roadshows 1200 675 Blackpeak

Blackpeak founder Chris Leahy shared the impact of the coronavirus outbreak in the Hong Kong stock market.

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There’s Wood Enough Within: Trong’s Corruption Crackdown and Implications for Doing Business in Vietnam

There’s Wood Enough Within: Trong’s Corruption Crackdown and Implications for Doing Business in Vietnam 1200 675 Blackpeak

On 23 October 2018, Vietnam’s National Assembly elected Communist Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong as the country’s President with 99.8% of the vote from the Assembly members.

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Guilt by Association – The Importance of Child Labor Due Diligence

Guilt by Association – The Importance of Child Labor Due Diligence 1200 675 Blackpeak

Child labor remains a complex and pernicious issue across much of the developing world. A mix of poverty, economic malaise, corruption, and lax enforcement make it a problem that is unlikely to be eradicated in the foreseeable future.

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Reuters | JD.com CEO Returns to China After Arrest in U.S. Sexual Misconduct Case

Reuters | JD.com CEO Returns to China After Arrest in U.S. Sexual Misconduct Case 1200 675 Blackpeak

Blackpeak founder Chris Leahy is quoted in a Reuters article about the recent sexual misconduct case involving the CEO of JD.com.

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PERE | Real Estate’s Anti-corruption Crusade

PERE | Real Estate’s Anti-corruption Crusade 1200 675 Blackpeak

Chris Leahy, Blackpeak’s founder, shared the challenges of conducting due diligence in China and other emerging markets with PERE.

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The China A-Shares Adventure Begins

The China A-Shares Adventure Begins 1200 675 Blackpeak

The recent inclusion of hundreds of mainland China-listed companies into the MSCI Global Emerging Markets Index means money managers are now obliged to invest in companies many know little about.

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