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Business Research & Market Intelligence Case Studies

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Research Solutions

Enterprises

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Market attractiveness assessment for new product

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Global market study on wind turbines in the 50-150 KW range

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Competitive Landscape Analysis

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Competitive Landscape Analysis: Operations & financial performance of foreign banks in Asian countries

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Research Support for Mergers & Acquisitions

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Profiling and short-listing suitable acquisition candidates in the chemicals sector

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Dedicated team – ongoing market and competitive intelligence

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Offshore research center for a leading bank in Middle East region

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Market opportunity assessment – emerging economies

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Market Study on remanufactured automotive components in China

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Evaluation of diversification opportunities

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Market Study on automotive spare parts in GCC region

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Sector Report

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Market report on Tertiary Education in Europe

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Industry value chain analysis

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Industry value chain analysis for ARM and x86 architectures

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Technology impact on traditional business models

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Evolution of Newspapers towards a Digital Landscape

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Cost Benchmarking

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Mapping capital and operating costs for various last | second mile telecom access technology combinations

Consulting Firms

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Assessing growth opportunities in the global phosphatic fertilizers value chain

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A consulting firm, advising its client on growth strategies, engaged Aranca to conduct a study on the global phosphatic fertilizer value chain and also identify potential targets for acquisition

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Market Study on industrial chains (used in conveying equipment) in India

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US based consulting firm, advising one of its clients on growth opportunities, engaged Aranca to evaluate the attractiveness of Indian market for industrial chains used in conveying equipment

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Global market study on long steel products covering sixteen countries

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A European consulting firm, advising a steel manufacturer on growth opportunities, engaged Aranca to study the market and competition dynamics for long steel products in 16 countries

Law Firms

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Strategic Client Updates for a European Law Firm

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Our analysts support partners of a leading law firm in Europe with 2-3 pager notes on recent initiatives, management changes, business issues and litigation activity of existing clients (as preparatory material, prior to meetings with senior management)

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Competitor Profiles for US Law Firm

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For the Executive Committee of a US law firm, Aranca provides ‘Annual Competitor Update’ reports on 30+ law firms in the region

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Quick Answers: Cloud Computing M&A landscape

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Leading US Law Firm

PE/VC firms

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Identification and profiling of companies in target sectors with specific technology capabilities

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Through a dedicated team model, Aranca supports a US based PE firm to identify and profile mid-market companies across specific investment themes, e.g. application performance management firms within the software sector

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Research report on retail of gaming consoles and software in four European countries

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A European PE firm, evaluating investment in a specialty retailer of video games / consoles, engaged Aranca to conduct a research study on this segment in four countries

Research Helpdesk

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Cloud Computing M&A landscape

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Leading US Law Firm

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Retail Banking: Targeting ‘young’ clients and enhancing customer experience

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Leading European Bank

Sector Experience

Aerospace & Defense

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Factbase on offset policies and market opportunities in 16 countries

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Strategy team of a leading European A&D company, interested in understanding offset related opportunities in emerging economies

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Report on 'Services Business' of leading A&D companies

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Global aerospace company engaged Aranca to profile and analyze 'services' revenues of leading A&D companies

Agribusiness

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Assessing growth opportunities in the global phosphatic fertilizers value chain

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A consulting firm, advising its client on growth strategies, engaged Aranca to conduct a study on the global phosphatic fertilizer value chain and also identify potential targets for acquisition

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Market attractiveness assessment for setting up a rice processing plant in Saudi Arabia

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A Saudi Arabia based diversified business group engaged Aranca to conduct a market study on rice and evaluate attractiveness for setting up a Rice processing plant in the Kingdom

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Market study and techno-economic feasibility report for poultry project in Senegal

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Saudi Arabia based private equity firm engaged Aranca to study the poultry market in Senegal and develop a techno-economic feasibility report for an integrated poultry project concept

Alternate Energy & Fuels

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Global market study on wind turbines in the 50-150 KW range

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A European energy research company had developed a new design for wind turbines in the 50-150 KW range and engaged Aranca to assess the global market potential

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Market Overview - 'Jatropha' as a feedstock for bio-diesel

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Global PE firm, focused on investments in alternate energy and fuels sector was interested in understanding the market potential for Jatropha as a feedstock for bio-diesel

Automobiles & Auto Parts

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Market Study on automotive spare parts in GCC region

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Large family group in GCC was evaluating auto spare parts as a potential diversification opportunity and commissioned Aranca to conduct a market study & recommend specific project ideas

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Market Study on remanufactured automotive components in China

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A global Tier 1 automotive supplier was evaluating the market for re-manufactured auto components and commissioned Aranca to do a detailed study in China among other regions

Banking & Financial Services

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Competitive Landscape Analysis: Operations & financial performance of foreign banks in Asian countries

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A global banking group engaged Aranca to study the presence, operations, financial performance and future strategy of foreign banks in Asian countries

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Offshore research center for a leading bank in Middle East region

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Aranca supports the strategy team and other divisions of a leading Middle East bank with on-demand research in areas relating to market dynamics, competition tracking, innovation trends, etc. Through a five man dedicated team of analysts, we address a range of questions posed to us by decision makers in the bank, with turnaround times varying from a few hours to 40 hours for relatively complex requests

Chemicals

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Identifying investment opportunities in UAE’s downstream petrochemical sector

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A large PE firm in the region engaged Aranca to identify potential downstream petrochemical projects that could be set up in UAE

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Opportunity assessment for manufacturing specialty chemicals in GCC region

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Large, diversified Group in the region engaged Aranca to study the specialty chemicals opportunity in Middle Eastern markets and recommend project ideas for local manufacturing

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Market, technical and financial due diligence for chlor alkali project in Middle East

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A GCC based investment bank engaged Aranca to conduct a market, technical and financial due diligence study for a proposed chlor alkali project in the region

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Profiling and short-listing suitable acquisition candidates in the chemicals sector

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Leading US chemical manufacturer was interested in identifying acquisition opportunities in specific segments like engineering polymers, acetates, acids, emulsions, additives and carbon fibers

Education

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Market study and opportunity assessment for a new entrant in the local ‘Test Prep’ segment

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A global for-profit education provider was interested in a market attractiveness assessment of the international test prep market for local tests across countries and commissioned Aranca conduct a detailed market study for the above

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Market report on Tertiary Education in Europe

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A US based higher education provider commissioned Aranca to study the tertiary education market in EU 27 countries as an input to their strategic planning process

Electronics & IT

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Industry value chain analysis for ARM and x86 architectures

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A leading semiconductor company engaged Aranca to analyze the value chain and future outlook for ARM and x86 architectures across different devices

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Opportunity assessment for Remote Technical Support Services for consumers / SOHO segment in USA

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A mid-sized US firm engaged Aranca to study the opportunity for remote technical support for consumers / SOHO segment, as an input to their strategic planning exercise

Food & Beverages

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Market study on Dairy industry in China and Turkey

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A global food company, evaluating new markets as part of its long term strategic planning process, engaged Aranca to conduct a comprehensive study on the dairy industry in China and Turkey

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Research Report on Fresh Foods Industry in USA

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A global not-for-profit organization focused on developing industry specific standards and supply chain solutions engaged Aranca to develop a research report on the US fresh foods segment

Insurance

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Competitor Intelligence Report - South Africa Insurance Market

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South Africa based financial services group engaged Aranca to develop a competitor intelligence report on insurance companies in the country from a benchmarking perspective

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Market study on insurance for consumer products in United Kingdom

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A global insurance broker commissioned Aranca to conduct a study on the consumer insurance segment in UK, as an input to their strategic planning process

Internet

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Research study on Indian real estate classifieds sector (on-line and off-line)

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An European company, evaluating an acquisition opportunity in the Indian real estate classifieds segment

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Social Buying - Market analysis and business models of key players

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An internet company engaged Aranca to conduct a detailed study on the social buying segment, with specific emphasis on business models and ‘go-to-market’ strategies of key players

Media and Entertainment

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Evolution of Newspapers towards a Digital Landscape

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US based technology consulting firm engaged Aranca to prepare a business case on the relevance and importance for newspaper publishers to have an aggressive online strategy

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Market opportunity assessment for Video-on-Demand (VOD) services

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US based company providing outsourced VOD infrastructure and content services engaged Aranca to assess growth opportunities for the firm across key English speaking countries

Metals & Mining

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Global market study on long steel products covering sixteen countries

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A European consulting firm, advising a steel manufacturer on growth opportunities, engaged Aranca to study the market and competition dynamics for long steel products in 16 countries

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Identifying downstream fabrication opportunities for non ferrous metals in GCC region

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A global consulting firm, advising a GCC government on industrial clusters, engaged Aranca to conduct a detailed study on demand for non ferrous metals in the region and evaluation of project ideas

Packaging

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Global market study on airless dispensers in the healthcare and personal care segments

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A USA based packaging company, evaluating new products and markets, engaged Aranca to study the global market for airless dispensers in the personal care and healthcare segments

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Market study on metal cans in South America

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A global packaging company, evaluating expansion into emerging economies, engaged Aranca to study the South American market for metal cans across countries and end-user industries

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Market study on release liners and extrusion coatings in Russia

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A global packaging company, evaluating growth opportunities in Eastern Europe, engaged Aranca to study the Russian market for release liner and extrusion coating

Pharma & Medical Devices

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European market opportunity assessment for Glaucoma Drainage Devices (GDD)

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A medical devices company commissioned Aranca to study the market for GDDs in key European countries, as an input to developing their international growth strategy

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Global market study on Propofol

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Consulting firm advising one of its pharma clients in Europe, engaged Aranca to conduct a global market study on Propofol - a general anesthetic drug

Telecom

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Mapping capital and operating costs for various last | second mile telecom access technology combinations

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Strategy team of telecom equipment supplier engaged Aranca to study capital and operating costs for various last / second mile telecom access technology combinations

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Market opportunity assessment for Mobile VAS services in Asia

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Global Private Equity firm was interested in understanding the mobile VAS market opportunity across Asian region to identify potential partners for localized content

Travel & Tourism

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Market study on limited service / budget hotel segment in India

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A leading international hotel chain engaged Aranca to study the limited service / budget hotel segment in India and recommend the most appropriate entry mode and 'go-to-market' plan

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Global market study on internet based travel bookings in US, Europe and Asia

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A European private equity firm, evaluating an investment in the travel segment, engaged Aranca to conduct a study on the online travel bookings segment across US and other major geographies

Global Experience

Asia Pacific

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Market Study on remanufactured automotive components in China

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A global Tier 1 automotive supplier was evaluating the market for re-manufactured auto components and commissioned Aranca to do a detailed study in China among other regions

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Research study on Indian real estate classifieds sector (on-line and off-line)

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A European company, evaluating an acquisition opportunity in the Indian real estate classifieds segment

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Competitive Landscape Analysis: Operations & financial performance of foreign banks in Asian countries

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A global banking group engaged Aranca to study the presence, operations, financial performance and future strategy of foreign banks in Asian countries

Middle East & North Africa

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Market Study on automotive spare parts in GCC

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Large family group in GCC was evaluating auto spare parts as a potential diversification opportunity and commissioned Aranca to conduct a market study & recommend specific project ideas

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Identifying investment opportunities in UAE’s petrochemical sector

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A large PE firm in the region engaged Aranca to identify potential petrochemical projects that could be set-up in UAE

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Identifying diversification opportunities for large family group in GCC region

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A large family group in GCC with revenues in excess of $10 Bn. Aranca worked closely with the strategy team over three months to develop a comprehensive diversification blueprint

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Feasibility Study & Valuation Opinion: Cinema Multiplex chain across MENA countries

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GCC based pan-regional investment company was evaluating an investment in chain of cinema halls (multiplex) across various cities in MENA region, and commissioned Aranca to conduct a detailed market and financial feasibility report

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Offshore Locations - Cost Benchmarking & Financial Modeling

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Investor in free zone based in Middle East, dedicated to the outsourcing industry

Central and Eastern Europe

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Market study on release liners and extrusion coatings in Russia

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A global packaging company, evaluating growth opportunities in Eastern Europe, engaged Aranca to study the Russian market for release liner and extrusion coating

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Opportunity assessment within the Austrian Life and General Insurance market

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North American insurance company engaged Aranca to conduct a detailed market study aimed at assessing the overall opportunity and attractiveness of the Austrian insurance market

North America

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Opportunity assessment for Remote Technical Support Services for consumers / SOHO segment in USA

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A mid-sized US firm engaged Aranca to study the opportunity for remote technical support for consumers / SOHO segment, as an input to their strategic planning exercise

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Research Report on Fresh Foods Industry in USA

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A global not-for-profit organization focused on developing industry specific standards and supply chain solutions engaged Aranca to develop a research report on the US fresh foods segment

Western Europe

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Market study on insurance for consumer products in United Kingdom

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A global insurance broker commissioned Aranca to conduct a study on the consumer insurance segment in UK, as an input to their strategic planning process

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European market opportunity assessment for Glaucoma Drainage Devices (GDD)

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A medical devices company commissioned Aranca to study the market for GDDs in key European countries, as an input to developing their international growth strategy

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Market report on Tertiary Education in Europe

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A US based higher education provider commissioned Aranca to study the tertiary education market in EU 27 countries as an input to their strategic planning process

South America

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Market opportunity assessment within the infrastructure & construction industry in Brazil

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US based EPC company, evaluating new market opportunities, engaged Aranca to conduct a study on the opportunity for project construction management and design services in Brazil

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Market study on metal cans in South America

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A global packaging company, evaluating expansion into emerging economies, engaged Aranca to study the South American market for metal cans across countries and end-user industries

South, West & East Africa

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Market potential study for fresh fruit exports to Angola, Ghana, Benin, Cameroon and Senegal

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A leading international distributor engaged Aranca to conduct a market opportunity study for exports of fresh fruits to select West African countries

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Market study and techno-economic feasibility report for poultry project in Senegal

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Saudi Arabia based private equity firm engaged Aranca to study the poultry market in Senegal and develop a techno-economic feasibility report for an integrated poultry project concept