VogelHood is a Washington D.C.-based policy analytics firm that specializes in offering analysis of legislative and regulatory policies that impact a broad cross-section of industries.
What we do
Our understanding of politics, process, and political stakeholders allows us to provide critical insight into the policy landscape. Our firm combines seasoned policy expertise, quantitative analytical tools, government pattern analysis, and a comprehensive network of policy professionals to help Fortune 500 companies navigate policy and regulatory risk.
Unlike the antiquated approaches to political intelligence that rely on subjective evidence, we use proprietary, data-driven methodologies to predict outcomes. Our specialty is in determining regulatory approval in public M&A and making high conviction calls on companies and sectors as they relate to government. VogelHood is the only Washington independent research firm on the Bloomberg Tradebook platform.
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TWX/T, Mounting Political Pressure From Regulators
TWX/T, Mounting Political Pressure From Regulators VogelHood Group believes that a merger between AT&T and Time Warner will be challenged by at least one regulator. A merger of this nature requires regulatory approval from both the Department of Justice (DoJ) Antitrust Division and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The DoJ is the lesser hurdle of…Learn more
Walgreens (WBA) and Rite Aid (RAD)
WALGREENS & RITE AID UPDATE: FTC EXPECTED TO APPROVE TRANSACTION; NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN POLITICAL ENGAGEMENT There are four reasons for our shift in position; (1) After United Health and Catamaran, VogelHood believes that the FTC would want more PBM competition. Post-merger, the combined entity can build out RAD’s EnvisionRX into a player that could alleviate…Learn more
Agricultural Chemicals (DOW/DD, BAYN/MON, ChemChina/SYT)
POLITICAL OPPOSITION TO AGRI-CHEM DEALS NOT MEANINGFUL TO DATE; DEAL ON TRACK TO GAIN REGULATORY APPROVAL As with most deals of this magnitude (DOW/DD, BAYN/MON, ChemChina/SYT), there has been expected and routine political pushback from trade associations and some members of Congress, specifically regarding the agriculture chemicals mergers; however, we do believe that the risk…Learn more
VogelHood in the news
The Washington Post: Republicans made their bed with Donald Trump. Now they have to lie in it.October 12, 2016
Republicans made their bed with Donald Trump. Now they have to lie in it. By Chris Cillizza, October 7, 2016 Once the news of Donald Trump’s lewd and lascivious comments about women broke, there was only one relevant question for Republicans: What the heck do we do now? I asked that question to a slew…Learn more
The Washington Post: The story of a real-life ‘Designated Survivor’
The story of a real-life ‘Designated Survivor’ By Chris Cillizza, September 21, 2016 “Designated Survivor” — a new show about what happens when the U.S. Capitol is destroyed during a State of the Union address and the one man who has been chosen as the, wait for it, designated survivor becomes president — premieres Wednesday…Learn more