14.05.2007 | Due diligence in Africa

Alaco directors Oliver Gorton and Adrian Stones report on their experiences of conducting due diligence in sub-Saharan Africa in an article first published in 2007 in the International Financing Review.

The region presents its own unique opportunities and challenges. Data is often unavailable or, worse, unreliable, but with the right network of sources information can be extremely porous. Alaco looks at the effects of Black Economic Empowerment policy, the extent of foreign influence and dealing with corruption. Insights are illustrated by examples drawn from a number of African countries including Burkino Faso, Guinea and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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