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In the intricate world of corporate investments, understanding the ownership structure of a potential investment target is paramount. Our client, eyeing a prospective investment in a Moldovan agricultural company, sought our expertise to unravel the ownership structure of the entity. The task involved tracing the immediate shareholders of the company and conducting a deep dive into their backgrounds to identify any potential red flags that could pose a risk to the investment.
The challenge was to meticulously trace and analyze the ownership structure of the Moldovan company, a task that spanned multiple jurisdictions and involved a complex web of individuals and entities. The initial screening required identifying the immediate shareholders and assessing any potential risks associated with them, including screening against sanctions lists. The investigation extended to scrutinizing a Spanish private limited company linked to the Moldovan company, a process that involved delving into corporate information and identifying connections to other individuals and entities, including a British national associated with the company.
Our solution involved a multi-faceted approach that leveraged both desk research and field investigations to unravel the complex ownership structure. The methodology encompassed:
Through our detailed investigation, we were able to paint a comprehensive picture of the Moldovan company’s ownership structure, unveiling connections that posed a substantial risk to our client’s potential investment. Our findings, grounded in meticulous research and investigative rigor, empowered our client to approach their investment decision with a full understanding of the associated risks, ensuring an informed and cautious approach to their investment strategy.