Transaction Forensics

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Our Transaction Forensics team assists organizations and legal counsel in identifying and mitigating financial, operational and reputational risks inherent to mergers and acquisition transactions. 

What EY can do for you

The journey to M&A success has peaks and valleys. Understanding the terrain, preparing for the unexpected and mitigating risks along the way are critical efforts to a successful transaction.


Our professionals possess deep experience in anti-corruption due diligence, both pre- and post-close, as well as related investigations and compliance matters. In addition, they are proficient in conducting in-depth risk analyses of fraud, bribery and corruption, money laundering, restrictions on trade and export, related-party transactions, and conflicts of interest. We have global capabilities and resources to address potential issues in transactions across all geographies and industries.

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  • Pre-acquisition services

    Before closing any deal, both parties need to analyze a range of risks to minimize potential loss of deal value. These risks may include fraud, bribery, corruption, restrictions on trade and export, other conflicts of interest, third-party integrity, reputation, and regulatory investigations. We help organizations mitigate these risks during drafting and before signing to help protect and deliver transaction value.

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  • Post-acquisition services

    Uncertainties related to valuations, working capital adjustments and earn-outs, along with increased investments in emerging markets, expose transacting parties to significant risks even after the deal is completed. We help organizations mitigate and resolve post-closing disputes and ease the purchase integration process by conducting appropriate risk mitigation exercises.

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EY Transaction Forensics

Manage integrity risks and enhance capital delivery.

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