Corporate Advisory Services

Highbridge Advisory offers a comprehensive range of corporate advisory services to organisations operating in or looking to invest in the Middle East, the Balkans, and Africa (MEBA) regions.

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Due Diligence

Highbridge Advisory provides a complete range of due diligence services and reporting for both companies and investors. These cover the full spectrum of business activities in the Middle East, the Balkans, and Africa (MEBA). The critical information we provide facilitates more informed decision-making pertaining to risk, threat, vulnerability, opportunity, and value.

Investment and Pre-Transactional Due Diligence

Highbridge Advisory supports clients with an effective due diligence process which uncovers and exposes concealed risks, possible vulnerabilities, and opportunities related to an investment or business transaction. In particular, we provide clients with actionable information and analysis to support assured decision-making. This supports mergers, acquisitions, partnership development, hiring processes, and transactions across the investment spectrum.

Leveraging our global network of subject matter experts, we gather information from local sources with direct knowledge of the subject, company, entity, individual, or transaction.

We provide detailed analyses related to stakeholder and environmental dynamics to enhance clients’ understanding of the risks and opportunities involved.

Know Your Customer (KYC) Due Diligence

Highbridge Advisory supports companies with a robust KYC process which provides quality and actionable information that identifies potential regulatory and other risks that firms could be exposed to through their client and customer base.

In addition, we assist clients with developing KYC programmes tailored to their own business strategy, operations, and in-house policies. Our goal is to provide comprehensive support that helps clients navigate the complex regulatory landscape and ensure compliance with local and international regulations.

Self Due Diligence

Highbridge Advisory supports companies by providing a reverse or self due diligence process to identify risks, threats, and vulnerabilities that might impact their own readiness prior to engaging in a business transaction. Additionally, we can assist in designing and developing customised due diligence programmes aligned with their business strategies, operations, and internal policies.

Corporate Investigations

Highbridge Advisory supports companies operating in the Middle East, the Balkans, and Africa (MEBA) to investigate allegations of misconduct or wrongdoing, including related issues that may impact risk mitigation, or the ability to seize opportunities. Our global multi-disciplinary network allows us to gather timely and relevant information to provide actionable solutions and enhance decision-making.

Research, Insight, and Analytics

At Highbridge Advisory, our approach to research is a combination of human expertise and data analytics. We provide cutting-edge research bringing together macro-, meso-, and micro-level understanding and insights. We use a variety of qualitative and quantitative methods, including secondary research, in-depth interviews, focus groups, survey research, social media analysis, machine learning, and traditional media analysis.

To complement our in-house team, we have established a wide-ranging network of leading academics, experts, and experienced practitioners, ensuring that our research is based on the latest information and cutting-edge insight. Our subject matter expertise spans politics, policy, economics, and environmental issues across the MEBA region, and beyond.

Through this approach, we produce actionable insights that enable our corporate clients across the Middle East, the Balkans, and Africa (MEBA) to make more informed decisions and achieve optimal outcomes.

Market Entry and Exit

Highbridge Advisory supports companies with a full assessment of the opportunities and risks involved in entering the markets of the Middle East, the Balkans, and Africa (MEBA), including conducting due diligence on potential partners, understanding local regulations, and mapping stakeholders.

Similarly, we provide guidance on the most optimal approaches and strategies for exiting from a market or geography when necessary.

Sectoral Analysis

Highbridge Advisory supports companies and investors in evaluating the economic and financial prospects of various sectors and industries in specific geographies within the Middle East, the Balkans, and Africa (MEBA). We offer comprehensive insights into the competitive landscape and local business environment, providing a deeper understanding of both potential risks and opportunities.

Political Risk Analysis

Highbridge Advisory offers extensive support to companies and investors by providing actionable insights on key geo-political and country-level developments. Our broad network of subject matter experts, both within the region and around the world, allows us to ensure a comprehensive understanding of transnational dynamics that range from trade to regional security. Ultimately, our goal is to provide our clients with a clear understanding of how these dynamics can impact their bottom line.

Stakeholder Mapping

Highbridge Advisory supports companies and investors across the Middle East, the Balkans, and Africa (MEBA) by providing effective stakeholder mapping and analysis in complex environments. Our approach involves identifying and analysing agents of influence, their networks, and key relationships, and presenting detailed visual landscapes that highlight the most crucial players for the success of corporate activities.

Understanding the distribution of power and influence is essential for efficiently engaging with the right individuals or institutions at all levels. By deciphering the decision-making ecosystem in which our corporate clients operate, we help them design and chart their projects with greater confidence and effectiveness.

Scenario Planning

Highbridge Advisory supports corporate clients across the Middle East, the Balkans, and Africa (MEBA) through a proven methodology and a robust network of subject matter experts for scenario planning. Our scenarios provide possible, hypothetical, and plausible futures that aid decision-makers in their strategic thinking as well as helping to diagnose and fine-tune their strategic choices.

Through understanding broader strategic environments and settings, we help equip decision-makers to face uncertainty and ambiguity more effectively, as well as to identify areas of opportunity and competitive advantage.

Curating and Convening

Highbridge Advisory provides corporate clients with turnkey solutions in delivering first class meetings ranging from expert closed roundtables and workshops to larger public fora and summits.

We design, curate, and convene innovative and engaging event formats that meet corporate objectives. From idea conception and content development through to identifying and booking speakers and locations to broader stakeholder communications, we deliver impact.

ESG Analysis

Through a balanced yet locally responsive environmental, social, and governance (ESG) framework, we support companies and investors across the Middle East, the Balkans, and Africa (MEBA) with incorporating critical non-financial factors into their investment analysis and decision-making.

Improved ESG performance correlates with a decrease in downside risk and an increase in value creation. It also supports the conservation of the natural world, the enrichment of communities and human relations, and the meeting of standards which an organisation has set itself.