Services

We are a strategic intelligence company focused on Latin America.
Our source-led intelligence guides decision-making around strategy, risk, government affairs and other commercial, political, social and governance issues for global corporates and investors.

  • Understanding organizational culture.
  • Horizon scanning for political and regulatory deal threats.
  • Assessing management reputation and track record.

  • Competitive insights.
  • Checking health of business partnerships.
  • Market entry and validating strategy in a local context.

  • Financial crime risk assessment.
  • Physical security risk assessment.
  • Monitoring of local market conditions and corporate risks

  • Government attitude towards your sector.
  • Preparing for government change.
  • Regulatory monitoring.

  • Assessing local environmental operating practices and risks.
  • Evaluating the social impact of your local operations.
  • Providing independent perspectives on local ethics and governance standards.

Experience

The majority of our engagements to date have been in Latin America’s two largest economies: Brazil and Mexico. There is much more to Latin America though and our international clients have interests across many geographies. In recent years we have seen growth in Central America and the Andean cone as these economies outperformed the region.

Opportunities

  • Cheaper and greener energy
  • Agricultural growth and productivity
  • Consumer demand and technology adoption
  • Financial services growth and innovation
  • Filling the infrastructure gap


Risks

  • Political and social unrest
  • Restrictions on foreign investments
  • High levels of regulatory risk
  • Corruption


Our Work

  • Advised an activist hedge fund on the reputation, strengths and weaknesses of the management and board of a telecommunications company.
  • Assessed for a global bank the strengths and exposure of a boutique investment bank following a wide-reaching corruption scandal.


Opportunities

  • Financial services growth and innovation
  • Specialist automotive manufacturing
  • Filling the infrastructure gap
  • Energy transition


Risks

  • Political and social unrest
  • Organized crime
  • Corruption
  • Exposure to US trade negotiations


Our Work

  • Advised the acquirer of a natural gas pipeline on government attitude towards the sector and corruption risks.
  • Advised an international investor on management reputation, priorities, business practices and government relationships of a mining company.


Opportunities

  • Renewable energy
  • Healthcare technology
  • Agricultural Technology and Machinery
  • Filling the infrastructure gap


Risks

  • Macroeconomic instability
  • Corruption
  • Weak intellectual property rights
  • Regulatory risk


Representative engagements

  • Advised an international investor on the commercial standing of a farming company, including the status of ongoing litigation around land ownership rights and rumoured labour abuses.
  • Determined the reputation of a global bank and assessed the changes it has undergone on AML and how the bank is perceived by all its main stakeholders.


Opportunities

  • Financial services growth and innovation
  • Filling the infrastructure gap
  • Large-scale agricultural projects
  • Extractive and renewable energy projects

Risks

  • Political and social unrest
  • Structural reform and fiscal problems
  • Corruption
  • Presence of illegal groups in certain rural areas


Representative engagements

  • Assessed operational capabilities, management performance, board and JV committee effectiveness of a mining joint venture.
  • Provided clarity to a global pharmaceutical company on the anti-competitive evaluation process around a proposed joint venture.


Opportunities

  • Filling the infrastructure gap
  • Engineering & construction
  • Telecommunications
  • Regional safe-haven

Risks

  • Presidential elections in 2021
  • Social unrest
  • Constitutional change
  • Potential structural reforms (including education, pension and tax)


Representative engagements

  • Provided ongoing local intelligence to an international mining company on a labour dispute at a copper mine.
  • Assessed the reputation, operational capabilities and working relationships of the management team of a potential partner in the financial services sector.


Opportunities

  • Mining reactivation
  • Digitalization and e-commerce
  • Filling the infrastructure gap
  • Economic rebound

Risks

  • Presidential elections in 2021
  • Regulatory risk
  • Deterioration of consumption
  • Social conflicts

Representative engagements

  • Provided ongoing local intelligence to an international mining company on a labour dispute at a copper mine.
  • Assessed the reputation, operational capabilities and working relationships of the management team of a potential partner in the financial services sector.


  • We also have a strong track record in and excellent coverage of Ecuador, Guatemala, Panama, Costa Rica, Uruguay, Bolivia, Paraguay and Cuba.