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Deloitte Southeast Asia strengthens its financial crime services

Nurdianah Md Nur | Aug. 1, 2016
By acquiring I-Analysis, a digital forensic and electronic discovery service provider.

Deloitte Southeast Asia (Deloitte) has acquired I-Analysis, a digital forensic and electronic discovery service provider.

This acquisition is a strategic investment that more than doubles the size of the existing team, enhancing Deloitte's digital forensic capabilities, and reinforcing its commitment to extend its leadership in digital forensic capabilities, according to Deloitte's press release.

"Organisations face increasing scrutiny on their own regulatory conduct and disruption to payment processes and systems," said Tim Phillipps, Asia Pacific Leader of Deloitte's Financial Crime Strategy and Response Network.

"Combined with Deloitte's existing digital forensic and financial crime analytics capability, I-Analysis substantially extends our ability to help clients prevent and meet heightened regulatory requirements related to fighting financial crime and money laundering. This proactive approach is usually far more cost-effective than the alternative," he added.

"This transaction brings like minds together - both Deloitte and I-Analysis are committed to bringing the right tools and expertise to serve our clients. With our expertise and Deloitte's reach, this acquisition allows I-Analysis to be part of a leading global forensic practice-one that is committed to remaining at the forefront of advanced analytical approaches and technologies," said Darren Cerasi, Founder and Co-Director, I-Analysis.

Deloitte's global forensic and financial crime network comprises more than 3,000 professionals, operating in more than 50 countries. Deloitte Southeast Asia has a presence in 11 countries across the region - Brunei, Guam, Indonesia, Cambodia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Lao PDR, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. With over 270 partners and 7,300 professionals, they are able to serve the needs of their client seamlessly across borders with both deep regional and local insights.

 

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