The Laconia Group identifies risks and structures cross-border transactions to mitigate national security problems, then helps build strong government-business relationships.

Today, scrutiny of cross-border transactions is stricter than ever before because of government oversight by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. (CFIUS), Team Telecom (comprised of the Departments of Homeland Security, Justice, and Defense), and the National Industrial Security Program.

expert resource on national security and foreign investment

Companies as well as their financial and legal advisors must consider national security implications from the very outset of the deal structuring and negotiation processes. They must also be prepared to respond to government concerns and mitigation demands once the review process is underway.

We serve as an expert resource on national security and foreign investment in the United States to companies and their financial and legal advisors. Our services include:

  • Evaluating potential transaction partners from a national security perspective
  • Assessing a transaction's potential for enhancing federal business and increasing revenue
  • Conducting due diligence
  • Identifying sensitive assets and contracts
  • Interacting with key national security officials early in the transaction process
  • Anticipating government concerns and responses to proposed transactions
  • Devising mitigation strategies that meet business demands while satisfying government concerns
  • Defining ways to turn mitigation measures into revenue opportunities
  • Acting as outside advisors and directors with security clearances to meet CFIUS or National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM) requirements
substantial national security policy and advocacy experience

We also provide policy and advocacy services:

  • Advocating issues within the Executive and Legislative branches, as well as to the public and target industry audiences
  • Providing briefings and white papers, weighing in on policy, and framing legislation
  • Sitting on panels or boards that consider national security matters from a strategic and policy perspective