Pablo E. Gil de Montes joins Gryphon as Managing Director to lead growth in Washington DC, Miami and Latin America

Pablo E. Gil de Montes joins Gryphon as Managing Director to lead growth in Washington DC, Miami and Latin America

NEW YORK, December 14, 2020/ Cision /PRNewswire/ -- Gryphon Strategies, LLC (gryphon-strategies.com), a global leader in investigations and business intelligence, today announced the appointment of Pablo Gil de Montes as Managing Director.   Pablo will be based in Washington, DC, where he will serve as a strategic advisor to help Gryphon’s legal, corporate and financial clients navigate complex disputes and business risks worldwide. He will also be responsible for building new relationships with AmLaw 200 firms, corporations and financial firms in the Washington DC, Miami and Latin American markets.

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The FinCEN Files leak reveals need for banks to conduct more enhanced due diligence to crackdown on illegal money flows

The FinCEN Files leak reveals need for banks to conduct more enhanced due diligence to crackdown on illegal money flows

The FinCEN Files investigation, published by BuzzFeed News and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (the ICIJ), highlights trillions of dollars in suspicious financial activity carried out via global banks, including the most well-known and well-regarded financial institutions - JPMorgan Chase, HSBC, Barclays and Deutsche Bank.

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Gryphon Strategies Advances Growth Strategy with Key Acquisition

Gryphon Strategies Advances Growth Strategy with Key Acquisition

Global leader in the investigations and business intelligence fields expands U.S. West Coast operations by acquiring Los Angeles-based Cowley Advisory Group, a boutique investigations and intelligence consulting firm

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South America's Lithium Extraction and Adjacent Industries Poised for Long-term Growth

South America's Lithium Extraction and Adjacent Industries Poised for Long-term Growth

South America holds 70% of the world’s lithium reserves, led by the “Lithium Triangle” nations of Bolivia, Argentina and Chile. Despite demand being projected to more than triple by 2025, prices have fallen since 2019 as a result of oversupply, with Australia overtaking Chile as the world’s largest producer and China becoming a major competitor.

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Low oil prices, compounded by Covid-19, present unprecedented challenges to the UAE

Low oil prices, compounded by Covid-19, present unprecedented challenges to the UAE

In April 2020, existing market oversupply was compounded by a Covid-19 related collapse in global demand, causing the price of oil to plummet to $20 a barrel, with negative levels recorded in the U.S. for the first time.  Demand has been slower to recover than many expected and given the very large supply overhang, the market will take considerable time to rebalance.

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The Lower Middle Market in the COVID-19 Era

The Lower Middle Market in the COVID-19 Era

  The Lower Middle Market segment in private equity has been greatly impacted by COVID-19.  Specifically this segment of the middle market has been seeking more lending relief than the larger players.  In fact, more than half of the executives at companies with annual sales of $10M to $50M indicated that they sought special financing to ensure liquidity during the pandemic, and 43% said they plan to do so in the next six months.  Nonetheless there are deals being consummated, and given the environment, virtual Zoom meetings have become the common means for moving things to completion.  Naturally sectors such as telehealth, pharma/biotech, ecommerce (grocery, meal-delivery, and shopping platforms), data centers & data security, as well as many direct-to-consumer businesses have been in focus as high-growth areas.

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New alliances form as Europe scrambles to rescue the tourist season

New alliances form as Europe scrambles to rescue the tourist season

New alliances form as Europe scrambles to rescue the tourist season. With summer quickly approaching and nations formulating plans to lift lockdown measures, many wonder what the impending changes mean for the rite of summer vacation. Governments are scrambling to set border policies for vacation travel, while the tourism industry is under pressure to generate profits. These dynamics may be most pronounced in Europe, where entire populations collectively take off in July or August, and many Southern and Central European countries depend on this period to sustain a large part of their economy. While these same countries have been hard-hit economically by the pandemic, they are finding creative ways to highlight their relatively low infection rates to boost their economies.

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COVID-19: Accelerating manufacturing diversification away from China to Southeast Asia comes with its own set of challenges

COVID-19: Accelerating manufacturing diversification away from China to Southeast Asia comes with its own set of challenges

Prior to the US-China trade war, multi-nationals had been shifting manufacturing out of China to countries in Southeast Asia due to the high cost of labor and production as China moved up the value chain and transitioned to an upper-middle income country with a highly skilled workforce. This trend has accelerated in the past two years, as companies have sought to avoid tariffs and business disruptions over the increasingly acrimonious US-China trade war. The coronavirus pandemic, which has severely impacted global supply chains, will likely accelerate this trend, as manufacturers look to decrease their dependency on China. However, businesses looking to relocate operations will find it difficult to fully decouple from China, and a move to Southeast Asia presents other risks.

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Gryphon Announces the Formation of Regional Teams to Provide Market-leading Insight

Gryphon Announces the Formation of Regional Teams to Provide Market-leading Insight

 Since its establishment in 1989, Gryphon has undertaken investigations in over 100 countries, and developed deep regional expertise and language capabilities. Gryphon opened a London office in 2018 to serve its growing Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) client base and add strength and depth to its emerging and frontier market operational expertise.

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COVID-19 and a Lack of Emergency and Intensive Care Access: This is Not Just an Urban Problem

COVID-19 and a Lack of Emergency and Intensive Care Access: This is Not Just an Urban Problem

Updated: April 8, 2020   Daily headlines are dominated by reports of total cases and deaths in the United States. While stories about the sheer volume of cases are compelling and critical for identifying hotspots, understanding the per capita and per healthcare provider case rate highlights dire issues of access to critical and emergency care in places in the country that aren't (yet) making headlines due to number alone.

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