Essential intelligence on Africa and the Middle East

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What makes us different

We focus solely on Africa and the Middle East and are dedicated to providing market intelligence to support your decision-making throughout all stages of the project development and investment cycle.

For decades CbI has monitored and travelled to these regions, taking time and care to build up a network of reliable sources who provide local knowledge and discreet source enquiries. Our regional experts routinely visit key countries to maintain and develop our network of sources, better understand the culture and dynamics of local markets and appreciate the underlying commercial and political realities.

Many of our clients ask us to provide hard-to-find information and we enjoy the challenge.

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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Consultancy

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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Meetings

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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