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Tom
King

Practice Lead, Political Due Diligence
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Tom King

Tom is a Practice Lead at Global Counsel, with over a decade of political and policy experience. He served as a caseworker and researcher over two parliaments, before helping to establish specialist political due diligence as a key service for UK investors. Tom has advised on over 100 private equity deals across diverse sectors. He has also worked in anti-corruption, investigative journalism and information advocacy at global policy forums, as well as in the Western Balkans and in the USA.

At Global Counsel, Tom continues to provide investment-focused expertise, guiding clients seeking to understand international and domestic policy frameworks and the political and regulatory initiatives that can shape markets. He also supports a number of clients across our practices, currently focusing on healthcare, education and financial services.

Latest Insights by Tom King

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Deflating float offers harsh lessons for all

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The disappointing first-day performance of Deliveroo, the food delivery service hailed by UK chancellor Rishi Sunak as ‘a true British tech success story’, will be treated for years to come as a salutary lesson – even if judging an IPO on its first day might be premature.

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Permanent change in the concrete jungle

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New York City occupies a space like no other in the modern Western mind. Its liminal status, halfway between imagination and reality, has been entrenched through decades of cultural saturation. Coming to the city for the first time, you feel you have already been there; its sights and sounds are already familiar, a composite of scenes from half-remembered TV shows and…

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Pass the remote control

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Governments’ support measures for businesses hit by covid-19 have focused on maintaining liquidity through provision of emergency credit. In the UK, government-backed loan schemes have been the main protection over the past few months – but it should be equity, not debt, that revitalises the economy and pump-primes the recovery.

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Seven lockdowns

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Along with many of our clients, family and friends, GC staff have found themselves under varying levels of quarantine this week, in some cases far from home. Here some of the team consider the covid-19 politics and policies playing out around them.

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