TRANSACTIONAL DUE DILIGENCE
Deals hinge on detailed knowledge of management teams, the way businesses have been run, and who they are associated with. Has the business been involved in corruption or fraud? What are the backgrounds and connections of the key parties? How were key assets or licences acquired? We help you move beyond the headline news to address the questions that matter most to a deal.
ASSET PROVENANCE INVESTIGATIONS
We assess the legitimacy of awarded contracts and licences, including the chronology of events surrounding the initial awards. Asset provenance investigations assess bribery and corruption, concealed ownership, and regulatory and sanctions risks throughout the life of the contract or licence. We support farm-ins and licence acquisitions in a range of sectors, including oil and gas, mining, banking, and telecommunications.
POLITICAL AND REGULATORY RISK ANALYSIS
Getting a clear understanding of political and security developments often defines the long-term success of a deal. Working with our Crisis Prevention team, we provide market-entry and country assessments that address a range of macro-level questions, from regulatory change and operational challenges to civil unrest and political stability. We specialise in providing independent, objective assessments of complex risks in emerging and frontier markets.
We support new ventures and deal strategy with detailed intelligence-led stakeholder analysis. We assess local political and social factors and networks that may affect decisions, helping you to understand the influence of critical stakeholders and the connections between businesses, governments, individuals, and associated parties.