Avisa Partners acquires Forward Risk and Intelligence, a firm that conducts investigative due diligence, business intelligence research, and international risk assessments for investors, corporations and law firms.

The firm will now be known as Forward Risk (An Avisa Partners Company) and retain its existing and independent website, branding, leadership team, and client roster. Its 30 employees will integrate into Avisa’s US headquarters in Washington, and its co-founders—Luke DiMaggio, Andrew Wooster and Brendan Foo—will become partners of Avisa. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Established in 2016, Forward Risk is based in DC and also has an office in New York. Its team includes former lawyers and law enforcement officials, experts from the intelligence community, political advisors and investigative journalists.

Avisa says that Forward Risk’s services complement and integrate seamlessly with its current advisory offerings, “delivering a competitive edge for global corporations, private equity and hedge fund investors, law firms, international institutions and high-net-worth individuals.”

“Joining Avisa Partners is a perfect fit given their scale and diverse advisory solutions that will yield immediate value for our clients,” said Foo.

The acquisition follows Avisa’s December 2021 acquisition of 35ºNord, an agency specializing in communications and influence strategies on the African continent.