Scowcroft Group, McLarty Associates to Join Forces for China, Latin America Consulting

Longtime Advisory Firms Will Now Work Together to Counsel Clients on Strategy, Government Relations, Crisis Management in Key Emerging Markets

Oct 26, 2011, 08:00 ET from McLarty Associates

WASHINGTON, Oct. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Clients of The Scowcroft Group and McLarty Associates have over the years benefited from the regular collaboration that the firms have enjoyed.  Now, the two premier international strategy firms are deepening their cooperation by combining their practices in the key emerging markets of China and Latin America. 

In China, companies and policymakers have long benefited from the insights and strategic thinking of Brent Scowcroft and his colleagues.  McLarty and Scowcroft have worked together in China on several client matters.  Now, The Scowcroft Group, with its unparalleled experience and insights into China, will join with McLarty's senior leadership and in-country team to offer clients an even deeper capacity and depth of knowledge in a market where challenges are growing as fast as opportunities.   Clients of the firms now will have full access to the combined China resources of the two firms.

In Latin America, McLarty's mastery of the business environment has been the foundation for the firm's reputation and current global reach.  Scowcroft Group clients will now have direct access to the McLarty network in Latin America that, for over a decade, has made McLarty the leader in delivering business and regulatory solutions to global clients who demand the very best judgments and strategies in this key region.

"The personal and professional friendships – and the shared instinct to provide our clients with the very best solutions – have given us the opportunity to cooperate on a range of issues.  Now, by sharing practice areas in the regions that are our traditional strengths, both firms add capabilities that give our clients an unparalleled edge in these critical markets," said Brent Scowcroft, the president of The Scowcroft Group.  Additional information on The Scowcroft Group can be found at www.scowcroft.com

Thomas F. "Mack" McLarty, the chairman of McLarty Associates, said, "As a businessman before and since my White House service, I know the value of skilled advice and assistance in turbulent international markets.  No one is more respected on the most difficult geopolitical challenges than Brent Scowcroft, and it is with pride that we combine our traditional areas of strength to provide existing and new clients with the very best of both."  Additional information on McLarty Associates can be found at www.maglobal.com

John Negroponte, vice-chairman of McLarty Associates, said "I have had the pleasure of serving with General Scowcroft in government, and of being Mack McLarty's partner since 2009.  I cannot think of two better colleagues with whom to work in service of our clients on matters concerning China and Latin America. This partnership will ensure both of our firms even greater reach and higher levels of performance in some of the world's most important emerging markets."

ABOUT THE FIRMS

McLarty Associates, headed by former Clinton White House Chief of Staff Thomas "Mack" McLarty, President George W. Bush's first Director of National Intelligence and onetime Deputy Secretary of State John Negroponte, and Nelson Cunningham, a former Senate and White House aide, is an international strategic advisory firm counseling corporations and non-profits on strategic planning, government relations issues and advocacy, market access, mergers and acquisitions, corporate communication, crisis management, and political and economic risk issues worldwide. The firm's financial markets practice advises leading global financial institutions while its film and entertainment practice assists Hollywood studios and filmmakers on internationally-themed movie productions and script development.  McLarty Associates' principals are former diplomats, trade negotiators, intelligence officers, journalists, and business people; most based in Washington, D.C. and New York, with overseas associates in Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, Japan, Philippines, United Arab Emirates, Egypt, China, Hong Kong and India.

The Scowcroft Group, founded by Brent Scowcroft, National Security Advisor to Presidents George H.W. Bush and Gerald Ford, is an international business advisory firm.  Since 1994, it has been providing clients with in-depth knowledge, and extensive first–hand experience, in the world's most important emerging markets. The firm engages in every stage of strategic planning, raising capital, risk management, market development, ongoing operations, and asset sales. The firm's principals are based in Washington, D.C., with an international network of associates, advising clients in telecommunications, insurance, defense, energy, and financial products, as well as foreign direct investors in the technology, utilities, mining, and consumer sectors.  It also provides investors in fixed income, equity, and commodities markets with macroeconomic and geopolitical analysis.

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