Alaco

Business Intelligence & Investigations: Pre-Transactional Advisory Department

Global-wide

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What the team is known for Alaco is a London-based business intelligence firm that provides risk assessment services to investment banks, hedge funds, multinational corporations and international development organisations. The firm's capabilities range from assisting with due diligence to market entry and bespoke intelligence gathering. Sources consider Alaco to be "exceptional," particularly in analysing assets, liabilities and the potential reputational, political or regulatory risks associated with a counterparty.

"Alaco pride themselves on their due diligence work," says a market insider, "and I rate them very highly for it. They're excellent in that area. They have a very loyal body of clients." One peer considers Alaco to be "one of the top providers," operating "at a high standard."

Notable practitioners

Oliver Gorton and James Birkett are key contacts.