HOW WE SUPPORT Insolvency professionals

Seeing the full picture in insolvency cases is key to maximising returns to creditors. Wherever you need to identify hidden assets, or locate directors who have gone to ground, ESA Risk have global coverage. We can also assist on pre-insolvency matters, identifying whether there will be suitable assets to recover and helping you decide whether a case is worth taking on. We also add value with difficult cases by providing you with strategic support in additional areas of digital forensics and asset and personal security.

What area can we support you with?

Investigations

Discover the truth

When you suspect fraud or believe that a company director or third party is not being honest, we understand how difficult and time-consuming the investigations process can be. Our investigative services are designed to provide you with the whole picture allowing you to concentrate on the more technical insolvency issues. From intelligence gathering and tracing, to on-site support including digital data capture and forensics, ESA Risk has the investigations side of your insolvency case covered.

Investigations

Mike Wright

Mike has over 30 years’ experience of advising clients in leading law firms, financial institutions, companies and investors on operational and strategic affairs spanning more than 25 countries.

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People & Asset Tracing

Trace assets and people

In cases of malfeasance by company directors or where you have disputed claims against third parties, it’s important to build a complete overview of the network of people involved and to identify any assets that can be recovered to satisfy debts or claims. At ESA Risk, we can help you reveal the whole picture at any stage of an insolvency, even before you’re appointed, so you can determine the commercial risk of the case. We have a proven track record of discovering hard-to-find hidden assets and locating people who are off grid or under the radar which has resulted in our clients obtaining greater returns for the creditors.

People & Asset Tracing

Mike Wright

Mike has over 30 years’ experience of advising clients in leading law firms, financial institutions, companies and investors on operational and strategic affairs spanning more than 25 countries.

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Risk Management

Mitigate risk

Working with ESA Risk consultants, insolvency professionals benefit from our breadth of expertise across a range of industry sectors. We can provide advice and insight into insurance and litigation funding solutions to reduce the risks associated with insolvency by supporting the restructuring process and enabling the best return for creditors without taking any unnecessary risk.

Risk Management

Mike Wright

Mike has over 30 years’ experience of advising clients in leading law firms, financial institutions, companies and investors on operational and strategic affairs spanning more than 25 countries.

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Litigation Support

Win litigation cases

We recognise that litigation resulting from insolvency can be complex – often involving many moving parts – and the key for you to obtain a successful resolution can mean that you are reliant on a trusted professional partner. We work in partnership with many IPs and law firms providing a range of litigation support services.  Our multi-disciplined team and collaborative approach ensure that we deliver concise and thorough commercial assistance in areas such as data collection, forensic analysis and global intelligence gathering; providing you with robust evidence which will strengthen your case and help maximise your recoveries.

Litigation Support

Security

Protect assets and property

When working on insolvency cases, we understand the need for the mitigation of risk following your appointment and offer a comprehensive and reliable security team to protect company assets. During the swift turnaround between outgoing management and incoming administrators, we provide a bespoke service from advice pre-appointment to full site clearance services and 24-hour monitoring of vacant property.

Security

Liam Doherty

Liam and his team offer a comprehensive list of critical services covering the UK, including manned guarding, mobile patrols, 24-hour CCTV remote monitoring, risk assessments, alarm response, evictions, asset tracking and concierge security.

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Digital Forensics

Recover data

As an IP you must secure the books and records and, today, most of these are held digitally. You may also need to retrieve lost, deleted or inaccessible data from machines or devices. Using our digital forensics services, this information can be secured and accessed. This applies to emails, internet browsing history and documents stored on devices. Our work is conducted with confidentiality and agility by specialists using secure technology. As part of your team, we can attend with you on hostile appointments and when you are acting as provisional liquidators.

Digital Forensics

Mike Wright

Mike has over 30 years’ experience of advising clients in leading law firms, financial institutions, companies and investors on operational and strategic affairs spanning more than 25 countries.

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Technical Covert Operations

Uncover hidden truths

When you are looking to litigate against difficult defendants, you might require more in-depth investigations to find the cause of financial losses or to identify the current activities of the targets and their associates. ESA Risk’s global surveillance teams can quickly deploy and together with their technical systems, help you gain evidence to support your claims. Whenever you suspect that a debtor is lying and you need to find the evidence, we use leading-edge technology and professionally trained covert surveillance agents who will gather the intelligence required worldwide.

Technical Covert Operations

Mike Davenport

Through his industry reputation and superlative delivery of investigation services, Mike has become the go-to-person for key players in the financial and legal sectors.

Mike helps clients to secure information that is critical for a successful outcome.

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Financial Risk Management

Maximise opportunities

Benefit from ESA Risk’s breadth of experience working with insolvency professionals across a wide range of sectors. We can provide sector advice and insight into insurance and funding solutions to reduce the risks associated with insolvency. By supporting the restructuring process our experts will help you to deliver the best return for creditors without taking any unnecessary risk.

Financial Risk Management

Kevin Bennett

Kevin specialises in all matters of accounting, including book-keeping and corporation and personal tax returns. He has also honed his skills in troubleshooting systems for clients and can provide his expert advice by training teams and putting new systems in place.

Kevin can assist on any job where accounting data needs to be interrogated.

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Hotel & Leisure Management

Navigate the hospitality sector

At ESA Risk, we understand that insolvency requires a deep dive into the accounts and operations of a company. Our consultants who are experts in hotel & leisure management will assist you with the process of uncovering inconsistencies and flagging indicators of insolvency in hotels, whether that be through strategy and operations appraisals or independent business reviews conducted on your behalf. We personalise our services to you and can advise on a case before you’ve even taken the job or help you run, manage and improve the performance of the distressed assets. We can also assist with the asset disposal by finding cash purchasers who will move quickly.

Hotel & Leisure Management

Mario Ovsenjak

With his extensive industry experience – including his current role as General Manager of Manchester’s 5-star Hotel Gotham – Mario is expertly positioned to advise clients on how best to navigate the hotel market successfully, identifying opportunities to maximise returns on investment.

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Cyber Security

Secure data

As an insolvency professional, you deal with large amounts of high-value, often sensitive data. Mindful of the increasing risk of cyber attack and compliance issues, the need to ensure data security is more important now than ever. ESA Risk’s services include cyber risk management, security implementation (including securing data to be used in an investigation) and support responding to threats, ensuring you are cyber secure.

Cyber Security

Business Consulting

Increase profitability

You will come across businesses that may not be technically insolvent but need urgent action to save them from entering into a formal process. ESA Risk’s Business Consulting team will partner with you to deep dive into the business and understand the issues faced by the owners and we will devise workable solutions. We provide full C-Suite interim directors/management which is a very cost-effective way of helping save the businesses in distress.

Business Consulting

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Discover the truth

When you suspect fraud or believe that a company director or third party is not being honest, we understand how difficult and time-consuming the investigations process can be. Our investigative services are designed to provide you with the whole picture allowing you to concentrate on the more technical insolvency issues. From intelligence gathering and tracing, to on-site support including digital data capture and forensics, ESA Risk has the investigations side of your insolvency case covered.

Investigations

Trace assets and people

In cases of malfeasance by company directors or where you have disputed claims against third parties, it’s important to build a complete overview of the network of people involved and to identify any assets that can be recovered to satisfy debts or claims. At ESA Risk, we can help you reveal the whole picture at any stage of an insolvency, even before you’re appointed, so you can determine the commercial risk of the case. We have a proven track record of discovering hard-to-find hidden assets and locating people who are off grid or under the radar which has resulted in our clients obtaining greater returns for the creditors.

People & Asset Tracing

Mitigate risk

Working with ESA Risk consultants, insolvency professionals benefit from our breadth of expertise across a range of industry sectors. We can provide advice and insight into insurance and litigation funding solutions to reduce the risks associated with insolvency by supporting the restructuring process and enabling the best return for creditors without taking any unnecessary risk.

Risk Management

Win litigation cases

We recognise that litigation resulting from insolvency can be complex – often involving many moving parts – and the key for you to obtain a successful resolution can mean that you are reliant on a trusted professional partner. We work in partnership with many IPs and law firms providing a range of litigation support services.  Our multi-disciplined team and collaborative approach ensure that we deliver concise and thorough commercial assistance in areas such as data collection, forensic analysis and global intelligence gathering; providing you with robust evidence which will strengthen your case and help maximise your recoveries.

Litigation Support

Protect assets and property

When working on insolvency cases, we understand the need for the mitigation of risk following your appointment and offer a comprehensive and reliable security team to protect company assets. During the swift turnaround between outgoing management and incoming administrators, we provide a bespoke service from advice pre-appointment to full site clearance services and 24-hour monitoring of vacant property.

Security

Recover data

As an IP you must secure the books and records and, today, most of these are held digitally. You may also need to retrieve lost, deleted or inaccessible data from machines or devices. Using our digital forensics services, this information can be secured and accessed. This applies to emails, internet browsing history and documents stored on devices. Our work is conducted with confidentiality and agility by specialists using secure technology. As part of your team, we can attend with you on hostile appointments and when you are acting as provisional liquidators.

Digital Forensics

Uncover hidden truths

When you are looking to litigate against difficult defendants, you might require more in-depth investigations to find the cause of financial losses or to identify the current activities of the targets and their associates. ESA Risk’s global surveillance teams can quickly deploy and together with their technical systems, help you gain evidence to support your claims. Whenever you suspect that a debtor is lying and you need to find the evidence, we use leading-edge technology and professionally trained covert surveillance agents who will gather the intelligence required worldwide.

Technical Covert Operations

Maximise opportunities

Benefit from ESA Risk’s breadth of experience working with insolvency professionals across a wide range of sectors. We can provide sector advice and insight into insurance and funding solutions to reduce the risks associated with insolvency. By supporting the restructuring process our experts will help you to deliver the best return for creditors without taking any unnecessary risk.

Financial Risk Management

Navigate the hospitality sector

At ESA Risk, we understand that insolvency requires a deep dive into the accounts and operations of a company. Our consultants who are experts in hotel & leisure management will assist you with the process of uncovering inconsistencies and flagging indicators of insolvency in hotels, whether that be through strategy and operations appraisals or independent business reviews conducted on your behalf. We personalise our services to you and can advise on a case before you’ve even taken the job or help you run, manage and improve the performance of the distressed assets. We can also assist with the asset disposal by finding cash purchasers who will move quickly.

Hotel & Leisure Management

Secure data

As an insolvency professional, you deal with large amounts of high-value, often sensitive data. Mindful of the increasing risk of cyber attack and compliance issues, the need to ensure data security is more important now than ever. ESA Risk’s services include cyber risk management, security implementation (including securing data to be used in an investigation) and support responding to threats, ensuring you are cyber secure.

Cyber Security

Increase profitability

You will come across businesses that may not be technically insolvent but need urgent action to save them from entering into a formal process. ESA Risk’s Business Consulting team will partner with you to deep dive into the business and understand the issues faced by the owners and we will devise workable solutions. We provide full C-Suite interim directors/management which is a very cost-effective way of helping save the businesses in distress.

Business Consulting

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