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Strategic intelligence

Strategic Intelligence Managing risk, minimising uncertainty

Risk Advisory provides unparalleled clarity and insight to enable informed decision-making in complex political, commercial and regulatory conditions.

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Senior decision-makers increasingly rely on detailed and accurate business intelligence services in order to mitigate risk and minimise uncertainty.

Our strategic intelligence service is a board-level global resource that informs and supports decisions relating to capital projects, strategic expansion, major competitive tenders and other commercial opportunities.

We have nine international specialist teams, providing our worldwide client-base with essential strategic consultancy, and many of our in-house experts have legal and compliance due diligence backgrounds. Endorsed with top rankings in Chambers Litigation Support Guide 2020.

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Clients who partner with us benefit from our:

  • Acute insight – Our friendly, multi-disciplinary global teams combine deep sector knowledge with first-hand regional insights.
  • Uniquely qualified team – Our skills and experience mean we fully understand the complex – and often legal – issues surrounding key business decisions.
  • Depth of resource – An in-house team of experienced investigators and access to reliable strategic intelligence from high-level global sources in industry, finance, politics, regulation and the media.


Key features of our strategic intelligence service include:

  • Strategic advice on new market entry
  • Guidance on global privatisation, tender or licensing processes
  • Identifying agents of influence
  • Competitive intelligence and monitoring competitor behaviour
  • Relationship mapping
  • Country risk mapping
  • Cross-border M&A support, including location of suitable local partners
  • Commercial due diligence on new business relationships
  • Identifying and implementing responses to legislation and government action
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Mapping the competition

An aircraft manufacturer tendering to supply to an Asian airline approached Risk Advisory with several questions relating to the process: which competitors would be bidding in parallel? What were their relative attractions to the buyer? Did the buyer have any pre-existing preferences? Were there any cultural and non-fiscal steps our client could take to enhance its position?

Our research, interviews and intelligence-gathering afforded our client a detailed topography of the competition. This helped our client to evaluate its relative strengths and weaknesses, and to highlight key features of the bid process that it could legitimately exploit to its advantage.

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Illuminating family factions

An international chemical company suspected that a highly regarded family-controlled German speciality chemical concern was likely to be put up for sale. Risk Advisory was asked to help our client determine whether an approach might be welcome and how best to direct it.

We examined the ownership set-up across the various family members, the family trust structure, and how the various factions differed in their aspirations, visions and values. Our programme of work was conducted with the highest degree of sensitivity and confidentiality, in accordance with Risk Advisory’s exacting professional standards. It enabled our client to map the various stakeholders with accuracy and to formulate a strategy that ultimately led to a successful outcome.

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