Expanding into and operating within new markets can expose organizations to a range of political and business risks, including sanctions violations, bribery, corruption, terrorism financing and others. When evaluating new markets, companies need a trusted, independent assessment of the facts to support an informed decision that allows business to move forward while protecting the brand from harm.
At Stroz Friedberg we combine meticulous, specialist market entry research and analysis of public information with intelligence from on-the-ground networks in countries of interest. Our highly reliable combination of sources provides essential context and informs decision makers’ choices with accurate analysis of the political, economic and strategic risks of potential new markets.
We offer critical detail and insight by focusing on the situation-specific risks each client faces based on the market, jurisdiction, sector, and regulatory environment they are considering. Stroz Friedberg’s analysts report on a range of market entry matters from high-level political issues to region-specific tribal customs and conflicts, building a clear picture of the facts and risks that matter most. Our multi-lingual team of analysts have lived, worked and studied across the regions we research and are supported by a diverse network of on-the-ground local contacts.
Working to the highest ethical and legal standards, our analysts source information from a multitude of industry sectors –-pharmaceuticals, logistics, banking, telecommunications, oil and gas, and hotel and leisure among others –across international jurisdictions, including emerging markets and financial offshore centers.
Our capabilities include:
- Identify Political Exposure and Relationships with Government Officials
- Map Business Interests for Conflicts of Interests or a History of Failed Ventures
- Influence and Power Mapping
- Competitor Analysis and New Market Entry Intelligence
- Sector or Country Corruption Risk Analysis
- Contextualizing Regulatory and Government Policy Changes
- Local Insight into Tender or Licensing Processes
- Cross-Border M&A Support
- Enhanced Due Diligence Reports
- Order a Red Flag Report