Investment Support

Intelligence and insight for bold decisions


Delivering Growth and Opportunity


A guiding belief of Control Risks since its foundation has been that risk taking is a prerequisite to success. We support private market investors and corporates through the entire deal cycle – from investment strategy to due diligence and intelligence to post-close deal integration and value creation.


Strategy and origination

Control Risks’ political risk analysis and business intelligence capabilities give private market investors the information they need to move forward with confidence. Our services provide support for the development and testing of investment strategies, the selection of an approach to origination, and initial assessments of new targets and opportunities.


Deal intelligence and due diligence

Our deep expertise allows us to analyse hard-to-get intelligence in a local political and business context. We conduct due diligence and gather intelligence, evaluating the economic and political dynamics around transactions, as well as the integrity and reputation of individuals and commercial entities. This includes cyber and digital threat assessments of targets, and ESG diligence and risk assessments.


Pre- and post-close preservation and optimisation

We help our clients preserve and optimise deal value through the full deal cycle, considering financial crime, ESG challenges, labour and human rights, and cyber and digital resilience.


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