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We provide insight into the complex dynamics existing in frontier, emerging, and developed markets to organizations considering new market entry investments.

Our team of multi-disciplinary experts leverage local language competencies, and on-the-ground industry and regulatory contacts to help clients assess the opportunities and risks in new markets. We identify key stakeholders; provide insight into unique regulatory frameworks and trends; establish an understanding of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) risk factors; identify reliable local partners; and help to uncover hidden costs and potential red flags that must be taken into consideration before investing.

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  • Anti-Bribery & Corruption / FCPA Consulting
  • Anti-Money Laundering Consulting
  • Competitor Intelligence
  • Environmental Risk & Compliance
  • ESG Profiling
  • Investigative Due Diligence
  • Market Entry Analysis
  • Political Risk Analysis
  • Regulatory Insights & Compliance Consulting
  • Reputational Risk Analysis
  • Stakeholder Mapping
  • Supply Chain Integrity Analysis
Stakeholder Mapping & Reputational Risk

We provide our clients with a detailed analysis of a potential business partner’s hidden liabilities, business interests, and ‘red flags’ in order to support decision-making in accordance with the investor’s compliance responsibilities and risk appetite. We identify powerful backers for existing market participants and/or groups of individuals whose favor and influence may have a significant bearing to a project’s success. We also clarify any community, labor, and non-governmental organization opposition to a proposed business venture that may impede a project’s implementation and ultimate success.

Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Profiling

Our market entry analysis experts provide on-the-ground insight into ESG risks. We assess possible environmental concerns at a project site and investigate local partners’ compliance with environmental regulations. We identify the social benefits of engaging in specific projects in a new market and assess potential risk factors, including human rights issues such as modern slavery, child labor, or violations by suppliers and customers. We investigate each project partner’s approach to corporate governance, their independence from authorities, and the potential for non-business-related influence on project operations.

Regulatory Insights

Our team examines local regulations and conflicts between regulatory authorities, and helps to provide resolutions to common problems. We identify issues such as regulatory harassment, bribe-paying or “grease payments,” and regulatory favoritism that may present challenges to new market entrants. We assess the overall direction of regulations and whether the ability to operate in the regulatory landscape is likely to become easier or more challenging.

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