Essential intelligence on Africa and the Middle East

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Who we are

Established in 1989, Cross-border Information (CbI) is an Africa and Middle East-focused consultant and publisher active in risk analysis and primary infrastructure sectors. The company has full-time staff in London and Hastings, and a network of correspondents and associates currently active in over 49 countries throughout Africa and the Middle East.

We provide clients with bespoke information, insight and analysis through our business intelligence services and through African Energy  – a CbI brand consultancy and provider of independent expert analysis of emerging energy trends and political risk issues – and Gulf States News (GSN). Data collection and analysis is central to our work.

Our core capabilities comprise a team of regional specialists, a continually maintained network of in-country sources and researchers, and a corporate archive of information on Africa and the Middle East built up over the last 35 years.

This means we can provide you with a depth of knowledge and experience in these regions unavailable from most other business intelligence providers. CbI is managed by its directors, most of whom are regional specialists.



Due diligence

For clients seeking a balanced picture of a company or individual, due diligence can provide an accurate view of their reputation, connections and identify potential problems

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Strategic advisory

From political risk to market entry studies our strategic advisory service is specifically tailored to a client’s current or intended strategic position

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Our consultancy services range from carrying out large-scale quantitative projects for public sector clients to identifying opportunities and monitoring risks for investors and developers

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Engaging government and industry with local experts to discuss the changing political landscape and emerging investment trends in Africa and the Middle East

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