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 principals? How were key assets or licenses acquired? We help you move beyond the headline news to address the complex questions that matter most to a deal.
ASSET PROVENANCE INVESTIGATIONS
We investigate the chronology of awarded contracts and licences, including events surrounding the initial awards. Asset provenance investigations can reveal bribery and corruption, concealed ownership, and regulatory and sanctions risks throughout the life of the contract or licence, to ensure you have the right intelligence to inform robust decision-making. We support farm-ins and license acquisitions in a range of industries, including oil and gas, mining, banking, and telecommunications.
POLITICAL AND REGULATORY RISK ANALYSIS
Gaining a clear understanding of political, regulatory, policy and security developments often defines the long-term success of a deal. We provide market-entry and country assessments that address a range of macro- and micro-level questions, from regulatory change and operational challenges to civil unrest and political stability.
We support new ventures and deal strategy with detailed intelligence-led stakeholder analysis. We assess local political, social, commercial and security factors and networks that may affect decisions, helping you to understand the influence of critical stakeholders and the connections between businesses, governments, regulators, and associated parties.
CYBER DUE DILIGENCE
Unidentified security vulnerabilities can have a major impact on the long-term success of an investment. We help you to understand the information security risk of a deal by looking into the target for issues that may leave it exposed. We are skilled in making assessments of security controls and governance, and our technical specialists use the latest technologies to analyse security logs and the dark web to surface hidden vulnerabilities.
OPERATIONS & COMPLIANCE REVIEW
Investing in a company means inheriting their operational policies and procedures. Ahead of a deal you should be aware of the target company’s standards and ready to remedy if necessary. We will work with your target company to understand their existing standards and controls, and to provide recommendations for improvement. We can also undertake similar engagements for existing portfolio companies.