Andrew Whelan is an associate managing director in the Business Intelligence and Investigations practice, based in the London office. Andrew provides companies and their advisers and investors with a range of services, including pre-transaction due diligence, competitor intelligence, litigation and dispute support, fraud investigations and asset tracing.
Prior to joining Kroll, Andrew spent four years with an investigative and business intelligence consultancy in London. For a decade prior to that, he was an investigative journalist, working at leading daily and Sunday national newspapers, where he specialized in breaking agenda-setting stories.
Andrew focuses on providing bespoke, detailed and holistic research that helps clients better understand or solve the particular questions or problems they are facing. He has worked on hundreds of investigations for clients that include institutional and non-institutional investors, private equity firms, financial institutions, private and public companies, multinational corporations, law firms and high-net-worth individuals.
Andrew has a particular focus on the sports sector. He has assisted a broad range of clients including Premier League and English Football League football clubs, players associations, international leagues, governing bodies and regulators, as well as investors and individual athletes. Andrew has worked with several Premier League football clubs to further understand the profiles, reputations and source and scale of funds of potential commercial partners and sponsors as well as to assess commercial track record, reputations, source and scale of funds of potential investors in the clubs. He has also worked directly with the owner of a Premier League football club during a legal dispute around transfers, assisting in gathering evidence against their counterparty.
Andrew also has a focus on source of funds investigations, regularly assisting sports organizations, regulated financial institutions and gaming companies. He has investigated, with a UK PLC board, the leaks of price-sensitive information to the media and potential motivations of a new discloseable shareholder. Andrew also dealt with a case involving whistleblower allegations of trading malpractice for a commodities trading company. His experience also includes working with a major UK PLC on its defense while it was subject of a high-profile hostile takeover bid and working with a major global investment bank to assist them in the identification and seizure of debtors’ assets.
Andrew received a M.A from the University of Warwick and a B.A. with First Class Honours from the University of Kent at Canterbury. He also has NCTJ and NCE journalism professional qualifications.
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