M&A, IPO & FDI Advisory

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In the 2020s, (geo-)political, geostrategic and regulatory changes will play a significant role in global investments and transactions. Working closely with investment banks and law firms we leverage our global network and offer a set of five modular value-add services.

Geopolitical risk and macro due diligence:

We look at:

  • Geopolitical and geostrategic paradigm shifts
  • Mega-drivers, trends and scenarios
  • Economics
  • Sustainability and ESG
  • Technology
  • The changes and challenges you need to prepare for

Country risks assessment and due diligence:

We look at:

  • Political and regulatory risks
  • Economics
  • Sustainability and ESG
  • Business culture and structural compliance issues
  • Socio-economic issues
  • Key stakeholders and influencers
  • Elections
  • Sanctions

Target-specific intelligence and due diligence:


  • Provide intelligence on industries, M&A targets, business partners, shareholders and key stakeholders
  • Look at the strategic approaches of target companies in relation to corporate governance, risk management and compliance (GRC)
  • Carry out perception analyses on transactions and investors
  • Identify potential allies and opponents

Transaction diplomacy:


  • Analyze the political environment and examine what political, regulatory, societal and reputational issues could affect a deal
  • Execute transaction and deal-specific advocacy and communication
  • Help with troubleshooting and crisis situations
  • Conduct negotiations with governments and authorities
  • Give strategic advice on competition issues, merger control, licenses and subsidies
  • Support with trade negotiations and inter party mediations
  • Provide support with post-merger government affairs

Communications and equity story

We develop and write:

  • Internal communications that give management and staff a new vision
  • Corporate communication strategies that make sure the logic of the deal is understood by relevant stakeholders and the public
  • CEO communications that position the CEO as strategic mastermind and thought leader
  • Investor communications that tailor the right storyline for the capital markets