Opportunities in a growing economy

Emerging from a history marred by devastating civil war, Mozambique has become one of the world’s fastest growing economies.

Large oil, gas, coal and titanium discoveries in the past decade have stimulated investor appetite toward the lusophone southern African country. Projects have sprung up across Mozambique’s nascent sectors from the extractive industry to communications, transport and construction.

Risks remain present

Mozambique’s huge infrastructure deficit, political instability and vulnerability to debilitating floods and droughts remain just a few of the many hazards that investors need to consider before tapping into the country’s opportunities.

Despite strong growth rates, Mozambique remains one of the poorest countries on the African continent, with over half of the population living on less than one dollar per day.

To help protect their investments, investors need to:

  • Develop a sound understanding of the political environment
  • Carefully consider the location they operate from within the country
  • Implement robust community liaison and corporate social responsibility programmes

Your strategic partner in Mozambique

Control Risks has worked with clients in Mozambique for the past 15 years. We support our clients at every stage of their business cycle, from early market entry through to establishing a business on the ground, and monitoring and managing risks as the business adapts to a constantly changing local environment.

With our team based in Johannesburg and London, we have assisted clients operating in Mozambique’s oil and gas, mining, construction and financial services sectors amongst others.

Recent assignments include:

  • Due diligence  – for a South African casino operator
  • Regulatory risk  – assessment for an Australian oil and gas company
  • Political stability outlook – over the long-term for a global mining company
  • Risk and opportunity assessment –  in the consumer goods sector for an American retailer

In all of these cases, Control Risks’ consultative approach combined with the skills of our expert Mozambique analysts and our on-the-ground network of sources, allowed us to inform our clients’ decision-making and assisted them in operating successfully in Mozambique.

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