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    Acquisition of a pharmaceutical company
    The client was interested in acquiring a pharma company. Multiple global and country-specific databases were mined to select over 200 possible targets based on predefined criteria - companies with revenues of USD 100-500mn, with established proprietary or branded generic products that were sold in more than one country (US, Europe, Japan, Brazil, China, Korea). Further research was done to establish ownership details and financials for the previous three years.
    White paper on publishing outsourcing for a global private equity firm
    The whitepaper provides an overview of the content BPO landscape, insights into the changing needs of customers and what it takes for publishing BPOs to succeed. It evaluates the spectrum of opportunities available to publishing BPOs in the content outsourcing space, with a focus on adjacent verticals currently serviced by BPOs, specialized KPOs and technology companies.
    Market intelligence on residential windows & doors in Australia
    A private equity firm was keen to invest in a residential windows & doors manufacturer in Australia. Before they made their final decision, they wanted to establish the manufacturer's market share vis-a-vis the competitors. In-depth interviews with distributors and manufacturers of residential windows and doors helped establish market shares of the top players in the market and the trends impacting the industry's growth.
    Competitive intelligence on the mobile handset industry in India
    A global risk solutions firm required intelligence on certain handset manufacturers. Interviews with employees, suppliers, channel partners and industry experts provided qualitative insights about their manufacturing & assembly processes, components outsourced, future plans, and the likelihood of them creating a manufacturing hub in India. A SWOT analysis and granular financial information was also provided for each company.
    Opportunity assessment study of the domestic business process management (BPM) market
    Nasscom, India's trade body of the IT-BPM industry, and DeitY (Department of Electronics & IT) wanted to establish the domestic demand for BPM services. Based on the findings, the Government of India will identify areas that will drive growth and determine those that have to be incentivised to aid growth. Interviews with senior executives of top BPM providers helped determine the market size, future growth projections, trends, and the structure by verticals and service lines.
    Market study of cisterns (sanitary ware) in India for a manufacturer of building materials
    The client, keen to enter the concealed cisterns segment in India, wanted to assess the attractiveness of the segment and approach the market in a strategic fashion. Our research provided an estimate of the market size, an assessment of the demand/supply side, purchasing patterns of the target segments by region, the competition landscape, and pricing. In-depth interviews were conducted with builders, plumbing contractors, architects, distributors & retailers, and suppliers of cisterns.
    Competitive intelligence for disposable insulin pens in India
    A diabetes therapeutic firm wanted to assess a competitor's recently launched disposable insulin pen. A combination of mystery shopping and in-depth interviews with ex-employees, production executives, supply chain partners and industry analysts helped gather intelligence on the product features (technical aspects and usage); manufacturing process (suppliers for each component, product assembly process, current & planned capacity, commercial partners abroad); and the countries in which the product was expected to be launched in the next few years.
    Primary interviews with leading finishing equipment suppliers in India
    An international supplier of finishing equipment wanted a third-party assessment of the total global addressable market, specifically in the automotive OEM and industrial segments. In-depth interviews with suppliers of finishing & powder coating equipment in India helped capture the overall demand for pumps in the country, leading types of spray guns, pumps and electrostatic guns used in the segments under review, and their sales and market shares in India.
    Market intelligence on the plastic beverage bottle preform equipment & aftermarket tooling in India
    A management consulting firm wanted to assess plastic beverage bottle pre-form equipment systems and aftermarket tooling in India. ValueNotes built in-depth profiles of local firms based on a mix of primary interviews and secondary research - company size in terms of number of employees/ revenue/ units sold, products offered, pricing, quality comparisons between locally manufactured & imported systems, and customer details.
    Opportunity assessment study of the Auto ID & Data Capture (AIDC) market in India
    Our client wanted to size the AIDC market in India, including growth projections & competitor market shares, and identify the most lucrative sectors in terms of potential size and growth. Interviews with supply-side respondents (distributors, dealers, competition sales employees, RFID system integrators) helped establish the market size. Based on interviews with end-user companies, we identified the industry verticals and product sub-categories that the client needed to focus on.
    Identification of target companies in India & Zimbabwe for an accounting accreditation program
    The client, offering an accounting accreditation program, wanted to determine the business opportunities available in companies in India and Zimbabwe. We identified large multinational and domestic companies that had an accounting department in the country. Detailed profiles were created for each company - hierarchical structure, operations, revenues, projected growth, and size of the accounting department.
    Global universities offering accounting programs or accounting certifications
    The client required high level information on business programmes offered by over 5000 global universities. Our research provided a global perspective of the universities with a focus on the accounting programs that could have students in accounting certification
    Database of biotech & pharma firms in California
    The project, based exclusively on secondary research, involved creating a list of biotech and pharma companies based in California, along with their capabilities. The focus was on firms with capabilities related to translation research (pharmacokinetics, quantitative modelling, pharmacodynamics), diagnostics (for patient selection/ stratification), medical devices, and mobile health (health apps, wearables for health/wellness tracking).
    Growth opportunities in the SMB IT business market in Europe
    A printer company wanted a quick turn-around research to determine the IT spend of small to medium sized (SMB) firms in Europe. Comprehensive search strings enabled us to gather relevant information from local language online sources. The information was then translated into English using Google translator. Our research highlighted the IT spend of SMB firms in Europe, a break-down by country & business vertical, and factors influencing the IT buying process.
    Financial update and analysis of global online travel companies
    A consulting firm, based in the US, wanted to determine the intrinsic value of companies in the global online travel industry. An in-depth financial and product analysis of each company was carried out to evaluate them. A comparable financial model was created to help analyse the company figures.
    Thought leadership report on India’s emerging global companies
    The client wanted to engage with Indian companies that were likely to expand globally with the objective of attracting investments into London. They wanted to publish a top-20 list of emerging firms in the Indian knowledge sector. ValueNotes invited 3000 companies to participate in the program. Using a robust rating model, 50 finalists were selected out of 200 nominations. A jury panel evaluated the short listed firms on their performance track record, growth, and global scalability.
    News monitoring & competitor intelligence on the global carotenoids market
    A leading manufacturer of carotenoids anticipated a potential threat to their market share and profitability given the increasing competition. They thus wanted to track the global carotenoids industry and the competitive environment. We created an automated news tracker which served as a repository of all news available - such as new product launches, JVs & mergers, regulations, manufacturing, supply chain, and marketing initiatives.
    Market assessment of consumer health services & technologies in SE Asia
    The focus of the study was to understand the consumer health services & technology market in South East Asia. In-depth interviews with consumer healthcare companies offering OTC medication, nutritional, patient care and personal care provided insights into their strategic growth priorities, adoption of cutting-edge technologies such as social media, and their preferred technology service providers.
    Feasibility study for developing an e-commerce platform for home-chefs
    A technology firm wanted to test the feasibility of developing an online portal to connect home-chefs with customers. Our report provided an estimate of the size of the restaurant business in the city under study and the key competitors. Over 100 home-chefs, offering a variety of cuisines, were selected based on criteria such as hygiene standards and their willingness to accept and fulfil online orders.
    Market study on the import process of textile machinery in India for an international consulting firm
    The objective of the study was to understand the import process of textile machinery in terms of import duties & custom regulations and the standards related to design, electric safety & worker safety. The machines under scope varied - for production of textile fibre & yarn, weaving, and knitting. Desk research was supplemented with interviews with machinery manufacturers & importers, industry associations, the Ministry of Textiles and custom authorities.
    Drug rehabilitation industry in India
    The client wanted to set up a premium drug rehabilitation centre in India catering to the needs of high net worth individuals (HNIs). They wanted to understand the industry, both from a demand side (the rehab needs of HNIs), and from the supply side (existing centres). A survey of over 600 respondents - with industry experts, heads of rehab centres, government officials and healthcare professionals - provided an overview of the services currently available in India and the key offerings of premium centres.
    Interviews with experts in the commercial laundry equipment market in India
    A management consulting firm in China wanted to establish the size of India's commercial laundry equipment market and determine the investment opportunities in the sector. In-depth interviews were conducted with supply chain partners, manufacturers of laundry equipment and end-users (professional laundromat operators, hospital & hotel laundry heads and owners of laundry facilities).
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