Corporate Strategy

What makes us different?

Capstone is uniquely well-positioned to advise corporate clients in highly regulated industries. Our core policy analysis capabilities allow us to create value-added growth strategies, whether organic or acquisition-focused. We provide corporate clients with real-time and forward-looking policy analyses of legislative and executive branch actions that could present opportunities or create challenges. With our broad range of due diligence capabilities, our unique and varied public policy and industry relationships, and our propensity to go deeper in the weeds than anyone else, we are an ideal partner to help you solve complex policy and regulatory challenges.

We live in the weeds.

Our team leverages our deep and diverse policy subject matter expertise and our relationships with industry groups, regulators, policymakers, and third-party advocates to analyze the risk profile of corporate strategies and potential investments and create actionable best practices to mitigate risk and find opportunities.

Capital and Corporate Strategy

  • Advise clients on acquisitions in highly regulated industries
  • Provide comprehensive regulatory due diligence for acquisitions
  • Advise on capital raises
  • Industry analysis
  • Consumer patterns and concerns

Policy and Political Analysis

  • Provide access for corporate leadership to senior policymakers, including trips to Washington, DC for in-person meetings
  • Provide real-time analysis of key political and policy changes with detailed analysis of industry impact
  • International regulatory agency analysis and risk analysis
  • Political risk audits
  • Sanctions review

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The Gathering Regulatory Storm for Visa and Mastercard

The Gathering Regulatory Storm for Visa and Mastercard

By: John Donnelly August 15, 2022 — The dominance of Visa Inc. (V) and Mastercard Inc. (MA) in traditional electronic payments—debit and credit cards—has rarely been questioned. If consumer spending increased, the two companies benefitted, aided by the ongoing move...

The Case for a Midterm Election Surprise

The Case for a Midterm Election Surprise

By: David Barrosse, CEO of Capstone August 8, 2022 — As I have said many times, Capstone is in the prediction game. We make predictions about state and federal policy and then conduct the complex task of modeling or financial analysis to help our clients understand...

The Looming Shift in Crypto Regulation  

The Looming Shift in Crypto Regulation  

August 1, 2022 — Capstone expected 2022 to be a pivotal year for cryptocurrency regulation, and policymakers haven’t disappointed—though action and results are two different things. We believe the regulatory sands are set to shift further, a development that will have...