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Political due diligence

Understanding and mitigating the impacts of politics, policy, and regulation on assets and portfolios

GC’s political due diligence service helps investment teams anticipate, understand and mitigate the impacts of politics, policy and regulation on targets and portfolio companies. We are deal advisers that support vendors, acquirers and lenders before and during transactions to inform investment theses, pricing, valuations and value-creation strategies. Drawing on our extensive network, experience in market and primary research, we provide investors with timely, meaningful and actionable insights on risks and opportunities. Our clients include GPs and LPs, ranging from global and regional private equity funds to family offices and sovereign wealth, endowment, pension and infrastructure funds.
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HOW WE HELP CLIENTS
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Forward-looking insight and analysis

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We examine current and future political, policy or regulatory risks and opportunities that may impact the underlying commercial viability of future investments and the sale of existing investments. This is grounded in deep analysis of current political trends and scenario mapping of potential situations, ensuring that clients have a comprehensive view of the evolving landscape.

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Policy expertise

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We leverage our global team of former policymakers, political advisers and sector experts who advise corporate clients day-in, day-out on the same issues that investors need to understand during transactions. Our team’s backgrounds in industry, government, regulators and investors and their deep recent experience with corporate clients ensure our investor advice is at the cutting edge.

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Investor experience

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GC has completed over 200 political due diligence mandates for the world’s largest institutional investors. This transaction experience across markets and sectors, both buy-side and sell-side, enables us to deliver answers quickly and focus on the implications for investors.

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Consistent methodology

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We combine our experience and policy expertise with primary and secondary data-driven research and expert insights to forecast changes in the regulatory environment, political climate and market dynamics. This includes one-to-one interviews with politicians, policymakers, regulators, industry, legal experts, think tanks and other stakeholders.

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Actionable frameworks for investors

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Our detailed reports provide a clear and actionable framework for investors. Our final reports include an executive summary, a list of stakeholders interviewed, an overview of the assessed policy environments, risk ratings and tailored considerations for the target, highlighting red flags where appropriate.

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Global expertise

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We have an on-the-ground presence in every major global regulatory centre. GC's team speaks 25+ languages and provides global coverage, with a network of in-country experts that can support clients in most markets around the world.
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