Specialist Investigations

Intelligence for all levels of due diligence, including Mergers and Acquisitions, The Inkerman Group has a global capability in this area. We examine the business interests, commercial track records and reputation issues of potential business partners on behalf of clients and produce comprehensive reports.

The Inkerman Group has a proven track record in this area, producing in-depth reports linked to individuals, groups and companies, throughout the World, covering all aspects, and utilising all available methods of investigation and intelligence. The Company has resources on a World-wide basis which it calls upon for this purpose.

Tailored to specific client requirements, an examination of business interests, commercial track records and reputation of potential business partners helps clients ensure they have the critical, deal-related intelligence and the operational knowledge they need to secure security for their businesses and to  maximise returns.

We currently assist clients with due diligence in a number of areas including

  • Business sales and purchases
  • Investments
  • Business expansion
  • Strategic partnerships
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Employment of senior executives

Our specialist teams utilise multiple sources, including open source material, databases, non-standard sources and, if necessary, human source due diligence via our international network of trusted sources. Discretion is key – our teams are experienced, highly trained and work with the highest levels of discretion at all times.

Background Checks and Employment Screening

The Inkerman Group has its own in-house screening team, Inkerman Screening (www.inkermanscreening.com), which provides a wide range of background checks and screening services to clients on an international basis as required. These services range from standard BS7858 / DBS checks through to in-depth due diligence services and everything in between, together with additional social media reports for positions for which aspects of potential reputational damage are of particular importance.

Levels of check varies and can depend on a number of factors including the level / complexity of the role within the employing organisation, geographical location, the assessed level of general risk facing the organisation. The Inkerman Group is able to advise on the appropriate level of screening required dependent on the need; the screening team works hard with its clients to establish the relevant criteria and, therefore, the level / elements of screening which should be applied. The Inkerman Group has accredited DBS Umbrella Body Status with the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Within The Inkerman Group, there is a dedicated, trained and experienced team who can deliver screening services at various levels including

  • Identity, Right to Work and Residency Verification
  • Property / Neighbourhood Checks
  • Consumer Information Check
  • Civil and Bankruptcy Check
  • Education and Employment Checks
  • Professional Qualifications and Licences
  • Director and Company Searches
  • Company Reports and Credit / Account Information
  • Company Reports
  • Media Search
  • Digital footprint – social media review and reporting
  • Social media monitoring
  • Internet / Database Trawl
  • Criminal Record Checks
  • Interviews with Candidates
  • International Checks
  • Due Diligence
  • Specialist Checks and Searches for high-risk areas.


Services are bespoke to each client and it is recognised that each client requires a personalised and discreet, sensitive level of service which best meets the needs of their business and its management requirements – we work hard to ensure that the screening service is strongly aligned to the client’s HR, security and management teams, their systems, processes and their requirements.

Once the full service requirements are established and agreed with the client, service level agreements and detailed processes are implemented to support the service which includes agreed turn-round screening timelines. All services are delivered within the appropriate legislation and robust and rigorous processes, checks, procedures and well-defined sources are utilised and, leading-edge technology solutions deployed to achieve maximum efficiencies.

The Inkerman Group has provided screening services for a number of years to clients, internationally as well as in the UK / Europe and for a broad range of clients, across a variety of industry sectors. The Inkerman Group currently provides pre-employment screening services to a number of high-profile clients including within the public and private / commercial sectors.