Paris, November 16th, 2022,
Avisa Partners announced the acquisition and integration of Forward Risk and Intelligence LLC, a firm that conducts investigative due diligence, business intelligence research, and international risk assessments for investors, corporations, and law firms.
The announcement follows Avisa’s recent rapid expansion within the U.S. market, and the December 2021 acquisition of 35°Nord, an agency specializing in communications and influence strategies on the African continent.
The unique services provided by Forward Risk, based in Washington, D.C., complement and integrate seamlessly with Avisa’s existing advisory offerings, delivering a competitive edge for global corporations, private equity and hedge fund investors, law firms, international institutions, and high-net-worth individuals.
“Avisa Partners delivers elite advisory services to global clients working to solve complex and challenging matters,” said Eric Bovim, CEO of Avisa U.S. “With Forward Risk on board, Avisa can now expand its data-driven solutions to include investigative due diligence, strategic intelligence, and compliance.”
Forward Risk and Intelligence LLC will now be known as Forward Risk (An Avisa Partners Company) and retain its existing and independent website, branding, leadership team, and client roster. The firm’s 30 employees will integrate into Avisa’s U.S. headquarters in Washington, and its co-founders – Luke DiMaggio, Andrew Wooster, and Brendan Foo – will become partners of Avisa, with the ability to provide value-added services to all of Avisa Partners’ global clients.
For Didier Choix, founder of DDA & Company, Avisa Partners M&A advisor, “This transaction seals the merger of two very dynamic teams who share the same ambitions and the same values”.
“Joining Avisa Partners is a perfect fit given their scale and diverse advisory solutions that will yield immediate value for our clients,” said Forward Risk co-founder Brendan Foo. “Our best-inclass offering combined with Avisa’s global reach make this a win for all involved.”