Strategic Intelligence

Creating commercial advantage

Navigating clients through political, commercial and regulatory conditions to help them win deals

Designed for senior leaders facing high-stakes commercial decisions in uncertain environments, our Strategic Intelligence service guides clients through government negotiations, licensing and tender rounds, market-entry processes, and crises.

We cut through uncertainty and complexity to guide our clients’ most important strategic decisions. Our clients turn to us because they know that high-quality intelligence is crucial for success, particularly in challenging environments. Our Strategic Intelligence service provides them with the on-the-ground insights and local expertise they need to make key decisions with confidence and clarity. 

We help our clients secure tangible commercial success. Last year, we facilitated over $6billion in public tender awards, providing actionable advice that gave our clients a competitive edge. And our clients endorsed us with top rankings in Chambers Political Risk category.


Clients who partner with us benefit from:

  • Decisive local intelligence – We illuminate strategic decision-making with pivotal local intelligence. Our experienced in-house analysts have deep knowledge of the markets they cover and access to trusted insights from high-level local sources in industry, finance, government, and politics.
  • High-conviction strategies – We empower our clients to act with confidence by providing robust independent assessments that challenge existing thinking. We make sure to leave no stone unturned or scenario ignored. And we’re not afraid to speak truth to power – our whole business is built on providing independent advice, honestly delivered. 
  • Greater situational awareness – We help our clients adapt through shifting and unpredictable landscapes with a constant flow of fresh intelligence. Our local networks monitor the impact of their actions in real-time, providing constant feedback on how they are perceived, and quickly find solutions to emerging problems.
The firm’s global reach and country-specific expertise provide clients with a platform from which to analyse many of the world’s most complex operating environments.
- Chambers Political Risk Guide 2021

    Our strategic business intelligence service at work

    At a glance:

    • Guidance through government negotiation, tender, licensing and privatisation processes
    • Strategic advice on market entry
    • Cross-border M&A support, including identification of local partners
    • Responses to changes in government and regulatory action

    In detail:

    • Tender, stakeholder and scenario mapping
    • Stakeholder identification and power mapping
    • Competitor benchmarking
    • Local perceptions analysis

    Creating commercial advantage