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by Isabelle Hillson 20th April, 2017
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GK WINS SPECIALIST ADVISER OF THE YEAR AT THE REAL DEALS UK PRIVATE EQUITY AWARDS 2017

GK were announced as Specialist Adviser of the Year at the UK Private Equity Awards 2017 last night, held at the Hilton on Park Lane, London.

The firm led the market by introducing political due diligence to the private equity market in 2008, and digital due diligence through its sister agency onefourzero in 2015.

GK remain the most prominent political due diligence provider in the UK having advised on approximately 25 deals in a range of sectors over the last year and internationally, working on deals in new and emerging markets.

Commenting on the win, GK’s Chief Executive, Emily Wallace, said:

“We’re delighted to win the award for Specialist Adviser of the Year against a strong field. Winning demonstrates the continued demand for political due diligence services and the appetite for our work as we evolve and improve what we do for clients.

Following the hugely successful launch of onefourzero in 2015, in 2016 and early 2017, we continued in a similar vein, developing two new products responding to the needs of our clients. We rolled out Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) due diligence and government spend data analysis services. These strengthen the breadth of our offer and make us the market-leading political risk agency supporting investors from buy to sell and through the lifetime of their asset.

“The UK has seen huge political change in recent years and so understanding the accompanying risks and opportunities has never been more essential. Our unparalleled understanding of the environment means that we have been on top of the key issues cutting across a huge number of deals in the last 12 months, and working in sectors and with firms that have never commissioned these services before.”

For more information on GK’s sister agency onefourzero, please visit www.onefourzerogroup.com

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