We provide intelligence and research to help investors assess opportunities and identify threats. We assess country specific risks for clients entering high-risk or complex markets. We conduct integrity due diligence on companies and their management teams. We are a deal-focussed firm offering senior support to M&A and corporate development teams.
Greyhawk has conducted due diligence prior to 65 IPOs and bond issues on European exchanges in the last three years
We support clients entering new markets by providing independent analysis of non-financial factors which impact investment success. Our services include: assessing political and regulatory environments; identifying and profiling key stakeholders, gatekeepers and competitors; analysing the experiences of other international investors; and identifying security risks. We provide realistic and actionable information to enhance market entry strategy.
We perform due diligence on the background, commercial track record, market reputation and integrity of prospective acquisition targets, JV partners, clients and other counterparties. Our intelligence strengthens negotiations, informs valuations and protects corporate reputations. We work for multinational corporations, private equity firms and investment banks. Our work supports compliance with anti-money laundering and financial crime regulations.
Greyhawk provides in-depth due diligence and investigative services to special situations teams. We act for buyers of distressed debt portfolios and advise on other investment opportunities involving restructuring, litigation or insolvency.
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Transactions | Market Entry
Our client, a US telecoms company, was considering a strategic investment in an African country of which it had no prior experience and little knowledge. The company wanted to understand the host country’s commercial and political environment, particularly the individuals and institutions that would impact its investment.
Transactions | Due Diligence
Our client was considering financing a group of companies with worldwide steel assets worth over $20bn. There were rumours in the market that the company was over-leveraged and may be struggling financially. Greyhawk was instructed to investigate the credibility of these rumours and to identify other risks regarding the company’s debt position, market reputation and probity.
Transactions | Special Situations
Our client, a distressed debt investor, was considering acquiring the bonds of a European company with a view to playing an active role in any future restructuring of the debt. The success of the trade would depend, to a large degree, on the conduct and negotiating strategy of the issuer’s largest shareholder, a Chinese investment firm.