Political Due Diligence

Foresight produces clear, rigorous assessments of political risks; we don’t provide impulsive advice that changes depending on what’s in the news that day.

The challenge:

The biggest risk to a company’s value is often government policy. Why?

  • Governments can change the rules of the game in ways that can materially impact the financial results of regulated businesses, such as transportation, health care, and mining.

How Foresight helps:

It is important to assess and manage government policy risk.

  1. Dive deep into political and government policy risks to obtain a clear understanding of whether and how they could affect a transaction.
  2. Recognize that transactions have different dynamics – especially the need for confidentiality and moving quickly.
  3. Draw upon experience working with financial and legal advisors on transactions in highly regulated sectors, both domestically and internationally, amounting to more than $100 billion.

We’ve built political due diligence and risk mitigation strategies regarding:

  • Private equity investments
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Market entries
  • Creeping expropriations
  • Trade agreements

Our team has experience with major transactions in:

  • North America
  • the Middle East
  • Europe
  • Asia
  • South America