Ambitious climate, innovation and economic growth targets and ever-evolving policy, regulatory and political objectives present a range of opportunities for investment, particularly in new technologies and nascent markets.
Seizing these opportunities often requires the public and private sectors coming together to manage the development and operational risks to make the projects viable from a commercial and government perspective. Our team has successfully advised companies and investors to originate, develop and finance complex projects that require new financing mechanisms and funding allocations from government and other public bodies.
Against an increasingly politicised and fast-moving backdrop, we help clients navigate the overlapping policy, political and regulatory priorities that shape the frameworks and landscape for investment, aligning these with business and investor priorities to ensure that projects are commercially viable and financeable.
We work with companies and investors to understand, design and shape the policy and regulatory frameworks that underpin financing of projects. We advise from the outset: designing overarching support packages, through to complex and nuanced negotiations on project specific contracts.
Funding & market creation
We support projects to fund development, capital and operational expenditure by: i) helping to secure public sector support and ii) by designing and developing markets and regulations that facilitate robust revenue streams – against which private finance can be raised.
We identify opportunities to secure public sector funding and contractual support. We craft compelling narratives and business cases that align commercial plans with policy and political objectives. We also help navigate often opaque processes, so that bids excel in competitive processes.
Development & investment strategy
We help embed our analysis of the political, policy and regulatory outlook into clients’ strategies, so that they can advance propositions in new markets and shape development plans, to mitigate risks from the outset and seize opportunities.
A late change to an incoming prudential regime resulted in a client’s international operations being brought in scope, meaning the client would be required to hold significant additional capital. The client needed support to consider the options and make a decision about how best to mitigate the impact of this.
What Flint Did
Flint advises international businesses and investors on policy, politics, regulation and competition issues in European markets