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"Kroll was founded in 1972 by Jules B. Kroll as a consultant to corporate purchasing departments. The company focused on helping clients improve operations by uncovering kickbacks, fraud or other forms of corruption.

"In the 1980s, Kroll became known as "Wall Street's private eye" as a result of its high-profile investigative due diligence work in the financial sector. The company later gained worldwide renown for its success in searching for assets hidden by Jean-Claude Duvalier, Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos, and Saddam Hussein... In August 2010, Kroll was acquired by Altegrity, Inc., a provider of information solutions. Altegrity’s family of companies includes USIS and HireRight. It is principally owned by Providence Equity Partners."[1]


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  1. Kroll History, organizational web page, accessed October 1, 2012.
  2. Kroll Leadership, organizational web page, accessed October 1, 2012.