Kevin Braine is managing director and head of Kroll’s Compliance Risk and Diligence practice in EMEA for Kroll based in the London office. Kevin has extensive experience assisting clients in areas such as pre-transaction due diligence, hostile M&A support activities, third party agent screening, and market and competitor intelligence gathering. He has managed numerous outsourced anti-bribery and anti-corruption programs for a wide range of financial and corporate clients.

Over the last 15 years, Kevin has held key positions in top firms assisting clients with business intelligence and regulatory due diligence. His most recent roles include Director, Business Intelligence Services at Deloitte LLP in London and Director of Corporate Investigations for Western Europe for Control Risks, where he managed three teams providing business intelligence and integrity due diligence services across a diverse geographical region. Prior to Control Risks, Kevin was with the Risk Advisory Group, where he was responsible for setting up the company’s Paris office and driving new business development in France.

 

Professional Experience
  • Advised a wide range of FTSE 100 clients on pre-transaction integrity due diligence and post-event crisis management and investigation
  • Created an FCPA relevant third party agent screening program for a major French corporate client
  • Provided M&A advisory services to a client involved in the largest European hostile transaction that year and contributed to its successful outcome
  • Managed the vetting of several hundred distributors and commercial agents for an oil major rolling out a new anti-corruption program
  • Investigated a number of distributors based in Latin and Central America for a global cosmetics company and uncovered a kickback and parallel market scheme
  • Advised a major retailer on a UK Bribery Act and FCPA screening program of its existing and potential franchise holders in a number of emerging markets
  • Provided UK Bribery Act training to the senior management team of a medical equipment manufacturing company

 

Education and Certifications
  • M.A., Joint Honors, International Relations and German, University of St. Andrews, Scotland
  • Marlborough College, Wiltshire, Great Britain

 

Expertise
  • Due Diligence
  • Third Party and Vendor Screening
  • Corporate Investigations
  • Business Intelligence
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), UK Bribery Act, and Anti-Bribery Compliance
  • Corporate Transaction Due Diligence
  • M&A Advisory Services
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