Our Enhanced Due Diligence Process

Offering a Due Diligence Process that is Flexible and Responsive

The due diligence professionals at TCT The Commodity Traders, B.V. offer an agile due diligence process that is flexible and scalable to the specific demands of each transaction. In analyzing any investments, we review several main areas of qualifications to identify attractive investments: product, business model, management competition, industry, growth prospects, financial structure, management capabilities, employee relations, legal issues, operating structure, exit strategy, etc.



All Trading participants behind every project should meet the following criteria:



  • Their work must meet TCT-GRC's high standards for transparency, verifiability, and repeatability.

  • Have a track record for delivering on promises.

  • They are not listed in any blacklist database.

  • Their projects are eligible for transactions between related parties or trade transactions.

Once trading participants and their organizations meet these criteria, they are officially members of TCT's 'Inner Circle Community'  and are eligible for buying and/or selling through TCT.

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In order to ensure that the trading participants behind projects in The Commodity Traders network meet the criteria above, we evaluate them through three lenses:

  • Qualification for TCT marketplace entry.

  • ICC Customs Guidelines.

  • Compliance with international fraud blacklist.

 

In addition to the initial due diligence described above, The Commodity Traders conducts additional evaluations through four mechanisms:

 

Evaluation Methods

  • Detail Questionnaires: We begin our due diligence process by sending detailed questionnaires to our target which covers the areas of business, financial and legal diligence. We subsequently follow up with a variety of methods and activities.

  • Business Diligence: Our business diligence process is aimed towards deeply understanding the character of the promoters and the fundamentals of the business. Whether its detailed meetings with the management team, site visits, or thorough financial modeling each activity has the goal of making sure that we fully comprehend our target's business and its promoter's thought process. Concurrently we undertake a series of background testing including reference checks, secondary research, and customer and competitor meetings in order to fortify our understanding and our trust in management.

  • A "no-surprises" Approach to Financial Diligence: Our approach to financial due diligence addresses the unique dynamics and risks of each transaction. We commit to a "no-surprises" process in which you will receive frequent and appropriate communication. Issues are identified and communicated as they are discovered and always prior to the issuance of our written report. In our financial diligence process, we take an in-depth look into our target financials with the aid of one of the "Big 4 firms" who conduct a detailed and thorough analysis. During this process, we study historical performances, accounting procedures, and other financial figures & process in order to certify that our target has a solid history of financial honesty and completeness.

  • Legal Diligence: We conduct our legal diligence along with a leading legal law firm and comb through documentation such as registrations, licenses/leases, ownership documents, and board meeting minutes to confirm that these process are in order. We also discuss any outstanding legal issues and review any disputes our target may be involved in so that we can understand the impact on the business.

 

TCT The Commodity Traders will work closely with you to make sure that the proper due diligence strategy has been implemented.

For further information regarding contracts, procedures or client requirements, please contact us.

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