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Our experience

Since 1989, CbI has worked with a wide variety of public and private sector clients to provide reliable and trustworthy information and intelligence on Africa and the Middle East.

We have developed first-hand relationships with on the ground associates in 49 African and Middle Eastern countries in order to provide reports and analyses that are balanced and accurately reflect local conditions.

Regular clients using our business intelligence services include some of the world’s largest companies and financial institutions, national governments, and multilateral organisations such as the Africa-EU Partnership and the African Development Bank-based Infrastructure Consortium for Africa.

CbI plays an active and participatory role in the African energy sector through African Energy  – launched in 1998 – working with investors, developers, operators, government officials and many other stakeholders in a variety of ways; from data analysis and publishing to events organisation and consultancy.

In the Middle East, CbI has become one of the leading providers of analysis on the ruling families and elites of the Gulf region through its Gulf States News (GSN).

Take a closer look at some recent examples of our consultancy and strategic advisory work.


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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