We combine proven techniques of investigative journalism with the best available database resources of private investigation to perform in-depth, investigative due diligence — all while protecting client confidentiality and adhering to industry-leading, conservative compliance standards.


    Obtain an informational advantage. We generate exclusive, actionable investment insights by independently finding and interviewing knowledgable sources about a company, executive or management team. Our qualitative research is used by leading hedge funds and private equity firms.


    Protect against fraud and mitigate risk by using our comprehensive background investigation and asset search services to better know those with whom you consider doing business. We work to identify any red flags, inconsistencies, and other reputational or performance risk factors.


    We support major law firms in a variety of litigation scenarios by finding and interviewing witnesses, conducting deep background investigations and performing asset searches. Our investigations have produced national news-making testimony in high-stakes corporate fraud litigation.



    Paul is an award-winning investigative journalist who worked for a decade in some of the most competitive news markets before founding Quinlan Partners, a licensed investigation firm based in Charleston, SC. He has researched some of the best-known public and private companies, executives and management teams in the world on behalf of leading hedge funds, private equity firms, family offices and institutional investors. Paul is a former National Press Foundation fellow and has appeared on CNN and been published by The New York Times, USA Today, The St. Petersburg Times, The Miami Herald, The Palm Beach Post, Washingtonian Magazine, The Atlantic Cities, Salon, and others.


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