Flint helps portfolio companies seize political and regulatory opportunities and address risks.
Flint works with investors and management on how to position companies to support the investment thesis and growth plans. This can include winning political support or funding for specific projects, unlocking growth through policy change, or supporting market expansion by assessing regulatory regimes in new markets.
Flint provides commercially focussed advice on political, regulatory and policy issues. We work closely with both investors and management, so understand how to work together to achieve set objectives. We understand when an investor voice is needed and when management should represent themselves to stakeholders.
Many of our clients have innovative technologies and business models that challenge existing sectors. We help portfolio companies make the case for policies that enable such innovation.
We map and prioritise potential commercial opportunities over the short to long term and work with portfolio companies to determine what would be needed to realise these opportunities (e.g. economic analysis to persuade policy makers to change regulations or taxes, etc).
Positioning with political stakeholder
We map out which key stakeholders to engage with and on what basis. We ensure that companies present practical and compelling recommendations to policy makers and other decision makers.
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.
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.