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Suspect tenders


A multinational was concerned that procurement processes at its North African subsidiary had been corrupted. There were claims that firms with family connections to the country manager were favoured; further, it was alleged that one supplier had been chosen because its owner was related to a minister with responsibility for the client’s sector. The client needed rapid answers to key questions before deciding if forensic and legal teams should visit the subsidiary.


Greyhawk discreetly investigated the ownership of selected suppliers. None were found to be owned by close relatives of the country manager. A trusted local contact described the make-up of the minister’s family. Thanks to this source, it became clear that part of the allegation had been based on a misunderstanding.


Greyhawk’s findings provided an effective triage. The client was able to avoid a disruptive investigation in a sensitive market that would have used up valuable resources and goodwill.