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For compliance, M&A, contract, disputes, and other purposes

Allows you to obtain a complete overview of the profile of a company or a group of companies, its history, structure, key individuals, partners, networks, and business environments, as well as its reputation.

Business cases

M&A process

As part of an acquisition, a client commissioned a due diligence report on a luxury aviation services company. Despite the company's brilliant past, HUMINT efforts revealed that the CEO's addictions had recently driven away his best executives and managers, causing a serious loss of skills and coherence over the recent months.


For risk management and other purposes

Help you get a better understanding of your company's exposure to various types of risks and the possible mitigation points on which to focus your efforts.

Business cases

Risk exposure


A French company requested an audit of its exposure to risks of malicious actions against its interests. The audit included an assessment of elements related to a possible social engineering campaign with fraudulent objectives and to a media shaming campaign, as well as a listing of identified cybersecurity breaches leaked online.


Provid an extensive profile for a person of interest, including his or her background, networks, capabilities, reputation, and possible past issues.

Business cases

For recruitment, partnership, disputes, and other purposes

HR process


Before hiring a new country manager, an international company commissioned a background check on an applicant. A HUMINT investigation revealed that the candidate had left his previous position after an illegal accounting arrangement, aimed at hiding losses, had been uncovered by the company's management. Upon his dismissal, the individual had also refused to return the company car and IT equipment


Prior to any strategic operation and for other purposes

Bring useful insights into the image of a company or a person of interest.

Business cases

Partnership process


Before entering  a partnership, a client commissioned a check on the reputation of a wealthy Dutch landowner and farmer family. While OSINT did not uncover anything negative, a HUMINT investigation revealed unpublished rumors that the family's lands in Central and South America had long been used to grow illegal drugs and that dubious individuals had often been seen carrying suitcases of cash onto and out of helicopters on the family's vineyard in southern France.


We offer the possibility of producing tailor-made surveys. They can be conducted in OSINT, HUMINT, or on site and adapted to the specifics of your request.


Over the years, OBI has developed and implemented a strong and uncompromising ethical policy, based on international standards, such as the OECD Due Diligence Responsible Business Conduct (RBC), international anti-bribery and corruption acts (USA FCPA/UKBA/Sapin II), Human Rights acts (Modern Slavery Act) & ESG analysis & rating standards.

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