Since the early 2000s, Kroll has been the lead investigator of record for a major U.S. professional sports league, performing background investigations of all minority and majority equity applicants for current and expansion teams in the league. Kroll provides a thorough and comprehensive investigation of applicants, including verification of their credentials, such as education qualifications, professional history, regulatory concerns, federal and state level litigation, tax liens, judgments, bankruptcy history, social media presence and media reviews. Kroll’s research is conducted both domestically and internationally, when necessary, and in all appropriate languages. Kroll further conducts several discreet personal and banking reference inquiries to identify any controversial issues, conflicts of interest or other material issues to assist the sports league in evaluating the background, track record and overall reputation of the applicants. Kroll’s investigation is considered an integral component in an equity applicants’ ownership submission.