African Energy and its parent company Cross-border Information (CbI) have a strong commitment to reinforcing transparency and making opaque political systems more understandable. Our strategic advisory work – coupled with the company’s reputational due diligence research – can help you navigate these potential minefields, to develop profitable, honest business in even the most difficult of jurisdictions.

Our strategic advisory work for private clients encompasses a range of services from developing market evaluation studies and strategies, to detailed political risk analysis and scenario building, and stakeholder and influence mapping.

In the political environment, we evaluate how political forces and personalised politics may impact on a client’s business. Bespoke research may involve analysis of regulatory and legislative frameworks, contextualising ministries, agencies or local corporations, and identifying key influencers and decision-makers.

Examination of the commercial environment can include feasibility studies, competitor analysis and market entry strategies in energy and other industries.

This work is undertaken by our diverse group of political scientists, security experts, economists and management consultants – supported by an extensive network of on-the-ground correspondents and trusted associates across the continent.

Our findings are delivered both as confidential reports and via face-to-face and telephone briefings.

For further information on our strategic advisory capabilities please contact:

Jon Marks


John Hamilton


t: +44 (0)1424 721667