In October 2020, a new EU regulation will become effective that enables member states and the Commission to exchange information regarding the screening of specific investments. Member states are implementing new legislations to screen foreign direct investments (FDI) into critical sectors. Effective screening of foreign investment requires in-depth data. With the assistance of our AI-driven industry platform, the required data is within reach.
Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) flows from China have increased in recent years. In 2019 it amounted to a total of about $110.6 billion. Without the right tools, analyzing these investments is outright impossible. Transactions are often not transparent because ownership structures of Chinese enterprises are complicated and frequently exceed 10 layers of investors. Besides shared ownership the CUBO database also shows all connections between directors and board members and the companies they serve. Our unique FDI screening solution provides direct insight in all ownership structures and how they are connected.
Identifying the Ultimate Beneficial Owner (UBO) is crucial for screening on topics such as money-laundering, terrorism financing and undisclosed government influence. An UBO is a natural person or organisation who is the ultimate beneficiary of the company on whose behalf a transaction is conducted.
The multi-layered holding structures that are often seen in China’s industry make it difficult to identify the real UBO. Screening a transaction is therefore infeasible without complete data. The Datenna CUBO database maps all enterprises relevant in a transaction. This can range up to hundreds of beneficiaries, which are often also interconnected amongst themselves.
As a full-service provider for China FDI screening, our platform can trace the UBOs of all companies in China. Our state of the art database is AI-driven and continuously updated. Using manual and automated data curation processes and algorithms, we have standardised, corrected, linked and translated millions of data points. This way we provide you with a seamless and quick screening process. Besides unique data we also offer our expertise through customized projects.