Flint provides commercially driven political, policy, and regulatory due diligence on the buy and sell side.
We draw on over 120 staff across Europe, most of whom have worked for government and regulators, so we understand how and why decisions get made. Our team has worked on over 150 deals, from mid to large cap. Colleagues have experience as strategy consultants, bankers, and lawyers, meaning we can work closely with commercial due diligence, corporate finance and legal advisers. Uniquely, we can advise on competition and national security issues, geopolitical and trade ones, and ESG.
We focus on an asset or a sector’s commercial performance and how it might be impacted by potential political, policy and regulatory change. We triangulate input from our advisors and from a wide range of external stakeholders in our network. We make clear, actionable recommendations on how risks and opportunities can best be managed.
Political due diligence
Our DD covers political, policy and regulatory issues, identifying risks and opportunities over the short to long term. We also make practical recommendations to help investors and management teams manage risk and opportunity.
Vendor due diligence
Our extensive experience on the buy-side means we understand what buyers and their advisors will ask. We produce VDD that not only describes the political & regulatory environment for the asset but how well they manage it. We also provide pre-exit planning.
ESG due diligence
Our ESG DD provides unparalleled insight into the political and regulatory drivers of ESG requirements and expectations, including those of financial regulators.
Multi-jurisdictional due diligence
Our extensive network of advisors, staff and partner agencies across Europe, along with a dedicated trade team, mean that we can advise on assets – and their value chains – with political and regulatory exposure in many different countries.
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.