Tianjin, China

A Chinese building industry company approached an American company for a joint venture. The Americans hired Talus Group to identify the key players and document to what degree corruption influences business deals in the building industry.

Research determined the Chinese company was technically and professionally capable. Investigators reported how corruption is rampant in China’s building industry but that no scandal had surfaced regarding the specific Chinese company or its management. Should the client decide to proceed with JV discussions, they will be armed with a realistic view of the advantages and risks.