Strategy and Deal Origination

Approach deals with confidence

A successful deal starts with a strategy informed by in-depth, contextualised intelligence and analysis.

Control Risks’ political risk consulting and analysis and intelligence capabilities give private market investors and corporates 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.

Strategy and scenario planning services for the long term

We live in a time when many long-held assumptions about politics, society and technology are being challenged. Control Risks provides strategy planning services through scenario mapping workshops that help you shape long-term planning and make measured, tested adjustments.

  • Scenario mapping: develop and map alternative key risk issues and scenarios for a specific sector or technological development
  • Red team: stress test assumptions that underpin investment strategies and perceptions of risk in your organisation
  • Political risk analysis: consider the political and regulatory outlook for countries, with an eye on policy shifts that might unlock opportunities


Research and intelligence services on a global scale

Our network of contacts and global access to information allows us to support origination efforts in a variety of ways, particularly when your ability to travel is limited, or when you are considering less familiar markets.

  • Focus your origination strategy by developing a long list of potential targets based on your investment criteria – sector, ownership structure, commercial profile and investment size – and then by narrowing this down to a shortlist of priority targets through further intelligence gathering and analysis
  • Prioritise research, questions and talking points during the origination process through ongoing monitoring or tailored briefings


Distressed opportunities services

Navigating the process of acquiring or lending to distressed companies or assets can be tricky. Our experts help you evaluate sectors or companies likely to require financial support because of policy changes, or which are vulnerable to losing government support during a downturn.

We also help you consider a cluster of distressed opportunities, such as your own existing portfolio or a portfolio of non-performing loans (NPLs). We can conduct due diligence on individual borrowers or apply data analytics to evaluate a portfolio against a set of criteria we determine with you.

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Asia Pacific: A look ahead at 2022

Asia In Focus

Asia Pacific: A look ahead at 2022

Climate action, technology regulations and supply chain disruptions are three seismic shifts that we’ve seen in business risks in Asia, and which will continue to impact businesses in 2022. However, opportunities abound for companies that understand their nuances and have the skills to navigate them. In this podcast, we discuss the key risks to businesses in Asia Pacific in 2022, as well as the opportunities for growth.
In Focus series

Asia In Focus

Asia's geopolitical dynamics

How will Asia’s geopolitical dynamics shape the business landscape in Asia in 2022? Andrew Gilholm and Angela Mancini discuss some of the key themes and long-term trends that will loom large for business in 2022.
Libya: some optimism, but risks remain


Libya: some optimism, but risks remain

Libya has undergone successive rounds of civil conflict and abortive political transitions over the past decade. The most recent conflict over control of Tripoli, which lasted from April 2019 until mid-2020, saw an escalation in the level of violence and the extent of international involvement in Libya’s grinding civil war.