The British Virgin Islands (BVI) is one of the world’s leading financial centres. So, why would you want a BVI company check? In basic terms, to find out about the company. Checks on businesses are conducted when you need to verify the legitimacy of a company, or are, perhaps, undertaking investigative due diligence. Questions such as – does it even exist? How long has it existed? What type of company is it, and how about the Authorised Share Capital? The problems arise when you ask who is behind the company. Who are the directors, where are they based, how many are there? Sadly, this information is usually not made public.
What is a company background check? Background checks on businesses are conducted when you need to verify the authenticity and legitimacy of a company. This involves an analysis of records of official, proprietary, paid and open-source databases. Depending on the reasons for a background check—for example checking a supplier or an investment opportunity—a site visit, surveillance or social media review may be requested. A company background check is less involved than due diligence.
What is an IPO? An IPO is a short version of Initial Public Offering. It is the process that allows a company to sell stock to the general public by being listed on a stock exchange. In order to become listed, a company must secure the services of a corporate lawyer. The Public Offering process is complex. It involves multiple stages from structuring shares for sale to establishing a working relationship with an investment bank. This is necessary to ensure regulatory compliance. Quality due diligence is a must.