Business Advisory Services
Transaction Advisory Services
Middle market companies frequently have unique financing requirements. Whether a company needs funds to facilitate organic growth or finance an acquisition, DRIVEN has the skills to source the best combination of debt or equity capital to meet a client’s needs.
- Financial Due Diligence
- Sell Side Advisory
- Buy Side Advisory
- Capital Raise Initiatives
- Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) Tax
- Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) Dispute Resolution
- Post-Merger Planning and Integration Support
Valuations and Business Analytics
Driven’s Valuation and Business Analytics professionals are uniquely positioned to provide transaction support to parties contemplating or involved in a merger, acquisition, or takeover. Our teams offer a wide range of services including financial modeling, pricing analysis, and pro forma earnings impact analysis.
- Financial and Tax Reporting
- Transaction Support
- Business Analytics
Forensic Accounting and Litigation Support Services
Forensic Accounting and Investigations
Our professionals possess deep technical and industry-specific experience, across a wide variety of sectors and disciplines.
- Corruption and Fraud Investigations
- Anti-Fraud and Anti-Corruption Compliance
- Forensic Technology Services
- Fraud Prevention and Fraud Risk Assessment
Litigation Support Services
Drawing upon experience from a diverse set of disciplines and backgrounds, Driven’s professionals combine the highest standards of technical skill and knowledge to gather, analyze, and evaluate evidence. From litigation support, to dispute resolution, to testifying services, DRIVEN serves individuals, businesses, and legal counsel through every phase of litigation. Our accessible, partner-led teams are uniquely poised to help clients navigate disputes efficiently – wherever they may be.
- Lost Profits / Damages Analysis
- Construction Claims Litigation
- Family Law
- Shareholder and Partners Disputes
- Post-acquisition Disputes
Strategic, Restructuring and Turnaround Services
Business debt can cause overwhelming financial difficulties and place a business in jeopardy. Corporate debt restructuring is a productive solution to eliminate the problem and improve liquidity by establishing fair and equitable debt repayments to creditors. DRIVEN works with companies that are challenged, in transition or distressed due to transactions, market conditions, or growth toward the next stage of development. We work directly with your lenders, suppliers, and creditors so you can avoid personal and commercial bankruptcy. DRIVEN will allow you to put your focus back where it belongs – on your business.
- Capital Raising Advisory
- Interim and Crisis Management
- Business Debt Restructuring
- Business Workout and Turnaround Management Consulting
- Business Bankruptcy Alternatives
IT, Risk and Compliance Services
Driven’s Information Systems Assurance Practice works with clients to identify technology that meet their business needs. Our multidisciplinary teams draw on experience across a wide variety of backgrounds and are certified by leading internationally recognized organizations. Our professionals include CPAs, Certified Internal Auditors (CIA), Certified Information Systems Auditors (CISA), Certified Information Systems Security Professionals (CISSP), Certified Fraud Examiners (CFE), and others.
Driven’s dedicated professionals provide our clients with a range of IT infrastructure, security, and audit services to contain risk, minimize cyber threats, comply with complex government regulations and help the company run more efficiently. We value our client relationships and take pride in helping them tackle their biggest challenges – whether they’re expected or unexpected and help the company run more efficiently.
Our professionals draw on extensive global resources and experience serving a wide variety of industries. While each of our approaches is tailored to meet a client’s individual needs, all our services are characterized by close partner involvement and support – from the beginning of a project to the very end.
- SSAE no. 18 readiness
- SSAE no. 18 engagements
- Rule 76 (as per the Insurance Commissioner)
- Data Analytics / Computer Assisted Audit Techniques (CAATs)
- Regulatory Frameworks
- IT Contract Compliance
- Systems Validation
- HIPAA Compliance Services
- Law and regulatory compliance services (e.g.: Sarbanes-Oxley, HIPAA, GLBA, GDPR, et al.)
In today’s global economy, companies operate under expanding regulations both in the United States and internationally. Considering the various industry regulatory and risk standards, organizations increasingly must demonstrate adequate controls and safeguards over their clients’ assets facing scrutiny from all stakeholders – board members, regulators, customers, and prospects. Now, on the other side of the bench, if the company utilizes outside vendors, you would like to understand and ascertain the appropriateness of the procedures carried out by your vendor in handling your most sensitive and valuable information. This is why SOC reports have become a must-have in many vendor management and RFP processes, operating the door to more business opportunities for providers. In the fast-paced and interconnected business climate, organizations must demonstrate adequate controls to mitigate risks, ensure the safety and integrity of their client assets, and meet customer demands without disruption. The need for trust and accountability is paramount. When it comes to building trust, SOC reports play a critical role; ultimately reducing compliance efforts each year and preventing onsite vendor or partner audits.
The System and Organization Controls (SOC) reporting allows companies to engender trust with stakeholders by proactively taking the defined set of control in place to mitigate risk and ensuring transparency into the effectiveness of the risk management efforts.
Having a third party examined organizational controls provides peace of mind about whether the controls are designed, implemented, and operating as expected, and how they can be improved. It can be indicated where and when there are breakdowns in the controls that could lead to a breach or disruptions, so the organization can mitigate these risks.
SOC reports attestations are a good signal of corporate health to investors, and can be specifically valuable when companies plan an exit, such as an initial public offering or a sale to a strategic buyer. Companies inherit the risk of their target following an acquisition, and many include SOC report queries in their due diligence. Investors look at the effectiveness of risk management programs as a critical indicator of shareholder value.
With SOC 1, SOC 2, SOC 2+, SOC 3, SOC for Cybersecurity, and SOC for Supply Chain, it can be challenging to determine which report best addresses the business’ needs. Consider the risks your organization seek to dispel, and who needs assurance that your company has the right controls in place.
|SOC 1||SOC 2||SOC 2+||SOC 3||SOC for Cybersecurity||SOC for Supply Chain|
|WHO IS THIS SOC FOR?|
|A Service Organization (One that provides services to user entities)||X||X||X||X|
|Any type of organization.||X|
|An entity that procedures, manufactures, or distributes products.||X|
|Reports on an Organization|
|Internal Controls Financial Reporting (ICFR)||X|
|Unrestricted (General Use)||X||X|
More than a compliance obligation, now service organizations are utilizing organization’s successful status of SOC reports as competitive edge and showcasing such status as a distinctive advantage over other vendors.
From regulatory changes to increased enterprise risk, corporate directors face an array of complexities that they must navigate in order to drive success across the organization. Driven’s Risk Advisory professionals work with our clients to define, execute, and monitor their risk management strategies, and ensure they meet compliance requirements. Our team has decades of experience developing structured, sustainable risk programs that account for an organization’s principles and risk appetite.
Our professionals draw on deep experience serving a wide range of industries. At the same time, our expansive international network allows us to incorporate country-specific knowledge. Together, these allow us to bring our clients a deeper, more specialized level of knowledge and service, and develop a solution that is flexible, adaptable, and sustainable.
- CIO Advisory
- Business Impact Analysis
- Disaster Recovery Plan
- Business Continuity Plan
- Risk and cyber risk Assessments
- Strategic technology and information systems planning
- Vulnerability Assessments
- Penetration Test
- Incident response
- Documentation (policies and procedures)
- Policies, procedures, and controls design, implementation, and monitoring
- Project Management
- Process and internal controls advisory
- Quality assurance review
- Continuous auditing and continuous monitoring
- Process definition and development
- Process enhancement and disruption
- User Training
- RFP development for system selection
- Change Management
- Governance, risk, and compliance
- Computer Forensic Analysis
Properly investing in information technology is a critical component of maximizing operational efficiency and minimizing risk. By identifying and implementing IT systems that are aligned with broader organizational and business strategies, companies can effectively leverage critical information, and make effective decisions
- Desktop & Server Support
- Virtualization – Server & Desktop
- Backup Solutions
- Cloud Computing
- Storage Area Networks
- Endpoint Protection
- Computer Platform Design
- Implementation & Support
- Local & Wide Area Networks (LAN & WAN)
- Network Installation & Design
- Security with Firewalls & Virtual Private Networks
- Wireless LAN (WLAN)
- Telephone Adds, Moves & Changes
- Remote Maintenance
- Software Patch & Upgrade Support
- Optional Onsite End-User Training
- Network Readiness Assessment
Our team can help address issues arising in related-party transactions such as:
- Transfer of tangible products
- Development, transfer, or sharing of intellectual property
- Provision of beneficial services
- Extension of loans or financial arrangements that involve intercompany funds
Countries all over the world are applying greater scrutiny – and calling for stricter regulations – on transfer pricing practices. However, this greater scrutiny can provide an opportunity to identify more cost-effective arrangements for your international transactions.
Transfer pricing planning and compliance are essential for companies that want to expand beyond Puerto Rico. Transfer pricing is essential when Puerto Rican companies conduct business with related parties outside of the Island. The compliance burden for cross-border transactions is significant, and the penalties around the World for not complying are costly.
At a global level, there has been a rapid introduction of new transfer pricing regulations from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) as part of their Base Erosion and Profit Shifting Initiative (BEPS). This will have a substantial impact on current and future transfer pricing structures for all sizes of business.
Driven’s Transfer Pricing Practice assists companies and their affiliates in dealing with the unique tax consequences – international and domestic – related to intercompany pricing issues to identify planning opportunities and assist with compliance and audit resolutions. Our professionals work to develop transfer pricing policies that are defensible, flexible, and congruent with your company’s overall tax planning so that you can focus on other operational business objectives.