Investor Services

GK Investor Services help investors and portfolio companies manage domestic and international political, policy, regulatory and ESG risks. Creating political risk advisory in private equity as a discipline, our analysts advise on buy and sell side mandates, enabling investors to identify risks and create value over investment hold.

Heightened international political risk, including Brexit, Europe and Trump, has made political due diligence integral to investment decisions. Our team is well-versed in the intricacies of UK politics at both national and local levels. Not confined to UK politics, our global network of consultants allows us to advise on investments in any jurisdiction, combining local expertise with 10 years of commercially informed political risk advisory.. GK has worked on over 300 deals worth excess of $10bn across a range of sectors – from health and education to energy, infrastructure and financial services – over the last decade. Our policy expertise is uniquely coupled with commercial insight putting risk mitigation and asset value creation at the heart of our work.

Our analysts have a unique perspective and insight into the policy making process from working closely with GK’s public affairs practice, meaning that we are well-positioned to offer post-deal strategy consulting. This network is bolstered by our specialist advisers who provide strategic input into our work; their expertise covers a range of sectors from the Cabinet Office to Local Government: David Laws, former Chief Secretary to the Treasury and Minister of State for Schools, Phil Hope, Former Care & Vocational Skills Minister, and Stephanie Elsy, former leader of Southwark Council and head of procurement at Serco.

In an increasingly connected world, GK offers a suite of investor services to mitigate both external and internal risks. Including ESG (environmental, social and governance) and compliance diligence along with strategy development and delivery beyond deal completion. Our distinct approach is informed by our extensive understanding of political, regulatory and reputational impacts that accompany ESG risks and opportunities, ensuring that assets not only comply, but align with societal and consumer expectations, and have the potential for market leadership in their sector.

Get in touch with louise@gkstrategy.com to learn how we can help you mitigate risks and maximise opportunities to increase your asset value throughout the investment lifecycle.

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