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Aerospace & Defense
China: Analysis of the opportunities, challenges, competitors, and risks present in China’s satellite remote sensing market.
India: Evaluation of factors, criteria, and competitive influences driving the decision to award a multi-billion dollar aviation contract.
Netherlands: Detailed competitive, financial, and management assessment of Europe’s largest aerospace consortium and its approach toward major sales competitions.
United States: Forecast of the trajectory of the US Army’s personnel and equipment tracking programs and likely contract awards by the Pentagon.
Global: Comprehensive study of aviation security in seven countries to assess best practices, technologies, laws, regulations, and standards.
Global: Investigation of the commercial viability of heavy lift airships, the competitive landscape, and technological and supply chain hurdles.
Brazil: Investment targeting and supply chain vulnerability analysis of four foodstuffs, focusing on production, processing, transport, and export.
China: Pre-acquisition due diligence of a local animal feed company and its chief executive.
Colombia: Idenitifcation and analysis of potential agricultural acquisition targets, with assessment of political risk and threats to foreign investors.
Kazakhstan: Assessment of the wheat supply chain, focusing on key transport nodes, routes used, and compliance with local regulations.
Mozambique: Study of the agricultural industry, including production and export capacity, legal obstacles, and subsector investment opportunities.
Pakistan: Market entry strategy for agrichemicals, with insights into manufacturers, production statistics, raw materials, customers, and sales figures.
Zimbabwe: Due diligence of a seed marketing company for acquisition and assessment of political risk.
Global: Investment targeting and supply chain vulnerability analysis of seven foodstuffs – focusing on production, processing, transport, and export – in nine countries.
Banking & Finance
Argentina: Assessment of options for Western investors to repatriate earnings in the face of new currency controls.
Brazil: Assessment of the competitive prospects of BM&F Bovespa, the stock and futures exchange, in light of major political, economic, and regulatory change.
China: Complete assessment of market for consumer banking services, including analysis of sector leaders, technical infrastructure, and potential local partners.
Iraq: Determination of the risk of a specific bank defaulting on letters of credit.
Namibia: Intelligence-gathering and analysis on a dispute surrounding the national stock exchange and pension fund.
UAE: Rapid analysis of Abu Dhabi’s credit profile, exposure to the global financial crisis, and willingness to backstop Dubai’s debts.
Ukraine: Ongoing monitoring of Ukraine’s debt crisis and the likelihood of default during political upheaval in 2013-14.
Zimbabwe: Study of the assets held by the government to help a frontier debt investor client craft its future strategies for the country.
Energy & Extractives
Abu Dhabi: Mapping of formal and technocratic processes and informal ties that influence decision making for major oil concession renewal.
Bolivia: Assessment of nationalization risk of specific mining assets, with timelines and forecasts of President Morales' actions and behavior.
China: On-the-ground intelligence on the activities and strategies of Chinese national oil companies to win licenses and curry favor in 18 African countries.
China: Comprehensive diligence on a coal gasification company’s reputation, assets, relationships, operations and contracts.
Iraq: Rapid and thorough due diligence on a Kurdish oilfield services company and the overall oilfield services market across Iraq.
Kazakhstan: Study of oil and gas transportation to China to explore shifts in traditional modes of transport and potential investment opportunities.
Libya: Rapid diligence on a potential partner for an energy sector investment, assessing his suitability for partnership based on his personal and professional history and associations.
Mongolia: Assessment of risks and opportunities in the mining sector with profiles of key political figures involved in the industry.
Nigeria: In-depth analysis of the evolving oil and gas sector, assessing the investment climate, security landscape, competitive dynamics, and compliance with local content requirements.
Uganda: Outlook on awarding of coveted oil licenses in contested fields, with analysis of government decision-making and roles of key actors in public and private sectors.
United States: In-depth analysis of sentiments and strategies of nine major oil and gas companies with respect to proposed U.S. climate change legislation.
Venezuela: Evaluation of the energy industry and investment opportunities, focusing on new gas pipelines and the economic and political landscape.
Global: Benchmarking assessment of the capabilities and performance of national oil companies in 17 countries, focusing on innovation and entrepreneurship.
Geopolitical & Economic
Argentina: Forecasts of political and economic stability and the investment environment through five and ten year scenario mapping exercises.
Chad: Assessment of political and economic risks to Western energy assets, including nationalization, violence, embargoes, and government credit worthiness.
China: Analysis of the motivations of President Xi Jiping in announcing reforms to state-owned enterprises, and forecasted the likelihood of implementation.
Egypt: Identification, profiles, and social network analysis of the most influential powerbrokers in government and business post-Mubarak.
Georgia: High-level political risk analysis and asset tracing to support an international property arbitration case.
Mexico: Study of the impact of crime and corruption on local and regional politics and their effect on businesses along the U.S. border.
Saudi Arabia: Outlook on KSA's future as a global oil hegemon, focusing on key internal and external threats to its influence.
United States: Forecasting of congressional action on Chinese currency manipulation based on information from closed-door meetings and private conversations with key members of Congress and staffers.
Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals
Afghanistan: Assessment of opportunities in pharmaceuticals based on analysis of domestic consumption, import trends, and regulatory developments.
Brazil: Investigation of the sourcing and transport of raw materials used in various pharmaceutical products and assessment of strategies to manage costs.
Israel: Identification and assessment of leading pharmaceutical manufacturers, including analysis of products and sales channels, to identify potential acquisition targets.
Russia: Investigation of behind-the-scenes actors and government intervention to determine why an acquisition attempt was rebuffed.
South Africa: Examination of the biomedical industry to identify potential acquisition targets with innovative technologies and significant growth potential.
United States: Due diligence and analysis on a healthcare data company to add color to financial data before the client’s final acquisition decision.
Global: Analysis of healthcare policy decision-making processes in 36 countries on six continents, focusing on drug and vaccine policy and immunization schedules.
Global: Broad study of the economic and public health impact of the H1N1 virus (swine flu) in 24 countries and potential global effects of a wider pandemic.
Infrastructure & Shipping
Australia: Analysis of the wastewater treatment and reuse industry, with a focus on the construction of new facilities and the competitive landscape for market entrants.
China: Study of oil and gas exports to China to explore shifts in traditional modes of transport and identify potential investment opportunities.
Ethiopia: Analysis of the minerals and mining industry to determine the level of private finance needed for current and future mining projects.
India: Analysis of construction projects in the health, science, and technology fields, with a focus on hospitals, universities, and biomedical research centers.
Iraq: Due diligence on a potential business partner for a shipping industry joint venture that revealed false representations and a checkered business history.
Nigeria: Opportunities analysis related to transportation infrastructure, with a focus on port, road, and airports, and study of the privatization process.
Pakistan: Identification of investment opportunities related to the supply chain for major construction and infrastructure development projects.
Global: Investment targeting in 11 critical infrastructure sectors in 35 countries, with profiles of over 800 unique projects and public and private sector spending analyses.
Global: Comprehensive assessment of the global bulk storage sector, profiles of emerging technologies, and development of targeted market entry strategies for 16 countries.
Global: Assessed the feasibility of a potential joint venture in 11 major sectors across 35 countries, and developed market entry strategies.
Media & Telecommunications
Bosnia: Examination of the privatization of a major telecom company, including timeline, key bidders, and competing viewpoints within the government.
China: Investment opportunity identification tied to the reconstruction of the telecom sector in Sichuan Province after the May 2008 earthquake.
China: Examination of the mobile and fixed line calling card industry, focusing on technological and retail trends related to prepaid SIM cards and IP calling cards.
Russia: Assessment of current market demand for cutting edge law enforcement technologies and equipment, including entry strategies and growth prospects.
Turkey: Analysis of print, broadcast, and electronic media, focusing on distribution, target demographics, and affiliations with political and business interests.
Retail & Consumer Goods
China: Assessment of client’s current consumer good suppliers’ integrity in handling proprietary designs and alternative companies better suited to protect its IP.
India: Detailed market and regulatory landscaping of India’s burgeoning and opaque luxury goods market.
Turkey: Comprehensive study of the retail sector, including analysis of domestic and geopolitical influences on the country’s short- and medium-term economic growth.
Global: Quarterly benchmarking analysis detailing nine global retail competitors’ design, sourcing, and marketing strategies.
Global: Identification and assessment of the best licensing practices of 25 key competitors to assist client in reducing its dependency on external providers.
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