Strategic
Intelligence

Commercial
Intelligence

Through our global human-source network, we obtain commercially valuable insights that complement our clients’ due diligence or allow them to be better informed to move into new markets and sectors. Our insights unlock value, enable our clients to better quantify opportunities, and provide an edge in negotiations.

Reputational
Intelligence

Our reputational intelligence work focuses on identifying key risks and potential compliance red flags. Our product is deeply sourced, fully corroborated, and provides contextualised, evidence-based insights to enable better decision-making. We seek to enable decisions with the greatest information suite available.

Typical
Assignments

  • Commercial capabilities of management teams
  • Integrity of relationships with key customers
  • Viability of target’s growth plan
  • Competitive positioning
  • Regulatory outlook
  • New market entry risks and opportunities
  • Pre-hire screening
  • Reputation of target company
  • Reputation of management team
  • ABC, AML, sanctions/UBO risks
  • Integrity of supply chain
  • Human rights violations
  • PEP exposure
  • Source of wealth investigations

Strategic Intelligence – Case Studies

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North America

California: Offshore wind. Strategic intelligence regarding plans to subsidise an offshore wind development in the US.

US: Education. Insights on likely outcome of announcements made by the US Department of Education, and key stakeholders mapping for a global private equity firm.

US: Biotech. Strategic intelligence gathering on the FTC’s litigation against a drug manufacturer’s acquisition of a biotech company on behalf of a global event-driven hedge fund.

Latin America

Brazil: Biofuels. A fuel transportation company tasked us to investigate the operations of a biodiesel plant and the origins of the plant’s feedstock.

Paraguay: Consumer. Market entry study on the beverages sector for a prospective investor seeking to understand the competitor landscape.

Colombia: Data centres. Intelligence on the new government’s policy position on land security, power supply and price stability for a global investment fund.

Europe

UK: EVs. Policy insights on EV charging infrastructure and potential impact on a client’s portfolio company looking to install rapid charging infrastructure on its premises.

Spain: Aesthetics. Intelligence on a major customer of a global private equity firm’s acquisition target, including market share, growth opportunities, and nature of their relationship.

Italy: Banking. Due diligence on an Italian banking executive who had recently been convicted of market manipulation for a European investment fund.

Africa

Ethiopia: Consumer. Pre-deal intelligence on a mid-market company, including its management, operations, and political connections on behalf of a foreign investor.

DRC: Mining. Enhanced due diligence on a copper and gold mining asset on behalf of a commodities major.

South Africa: Consumer. Strategic intelligence on a family-owned winery and vineyard company, including the healthiness of its wholesale channel and integrity of key customer relationships for a mid-market private equity firm.

APAC

Vietnam: Solar. An energy investor tasked us to clarify the dynamics preventing key regulatory approvals linked to its solar operations.

China: Healthcare. Strategic intelligence investigation on behalf of a private equity client to examine macro-level risks facing foreign investment in the Chinese healthcare sector.

Indonesia: Data centres. Political and regulatory intelligence in the context of a data centre investment for a global private equity fund.

MENA

Morocco: Hydrogen. Market-entry assessment in the green hydrogen sector on behalf of a multinational oil and gas company.

UAE/KSA: Data centres. Strategic market entry intelligence into prospects for building and operating a data centre as a foreign company.

Egypt: IT. Enhanced due diligence into an IT and cybersecurity systems integration company, its key principals, and high-level enquiries into its key channel partner.

CEE & CIS

Poland: Offshore wind. Strategic intelligence into the Polish government’s process for wind assets on behalf of a global renewable energy company.

CIS: Real estate. Stakeholder mapping of media, interest groups and political parties to determine likely reception of a real estate fund’s market entry.

Russia: Data centres. Due diligence on a UK-based property developer and data centre executive.

Strategic Intelligence – Case Studies

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Our Clients

  • M&A Teams
  • Private Equity Deal Teams
  • Investment Committees
  • Government Relations Teams
  • Asset Managers
  • Heads of Portfolio Operations
  • In-house Counsel
  • In-house Compliance
  • External Deal Counsel

In the last 12 months, G3 has worked on or for: