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Case Studies | Investment, Business & IP Research and Valuation Services

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Investment Research

By Client

Brokerage Firms

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Initiating and maintaining coverage on 200+ global stocks (ADRs) listed in NYSE

Client:
A large UK based Independent Research Provider was seeking to ramp up its research coverage. This included about 200+ stocks across the globe

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Initiation of coverage, quarterly earnings and special events update for 120+ stocks in MENA

Client:
A large Investment Bank and Brokerage house in Saudi Arabia was seeking to expand sell-side coverage of MENA listed stocks (with emphasis on Saudi stocks

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Quarterly updates on 400+ S&P500 stocks in the US

Client:
A large Independent Research Provider in the US wanted continuous qualitative-based research assistance on 400+ S&P500 stocks. It involved putting across a brief qualitative investment argument supporting quant-based stock recommendation generated by the client’s proprietary rating model.

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Stock tracking and financial model updates of 1000+ US listed stocks

Client:
A U.S. focused long/short equity strategy Hedge Fund, with AUM of $2.5 billion, engaged Aranca for research support

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Sector focused coverage of stocks for portfolio managers

Client:
A U.S. based long only global Hedge Fund with AUM of $3.8 billion. Primarily focuses on Agriculture, Consumer, Energy sectors in the US, India and Middle East & North Africa regions.

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Investment screening of stocks

Client:
A leading Asset Manager in the US wanted a stock screener based on fundamental parameters – quantitative & qualitative – to help select securities for its portfolio.

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High dividend yield portfolio creation and back-testing

Client:
A leading GCC based Investment Firm was looking to build a stock portfolio with fundamentally strong stocks that will generate higher returns.

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Model creation and maintenance of 200+ stocks – United States

Client:
A leading US based Brokerage wanted assistance in creating valuation models and updating these models with quarterly earnings on over 200 stocks under their coverage.

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Credit notes on 80+ corporate bonds – United States

Client:
A full service securities brokerage and investment banking firm in US with a focus on the below-investment-grade debt markets for institutional clients.

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Daily market report for a brokerage house – Middle East & North Africa

Client:
A leading GCC based brokerage house was planning to come out with a daily market report on the MENA markets highlighting movements in key indices and stocks.

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Daily market report for a brokerage house – United Kingdom

Client:
A UK based brokerage house required a daily market report for distribution by 7:00am UK time to its UK clients and global investors on its distribution list.

Asset Managers

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Comparable equity database...

Client:
Client, a prominent hedge fund based out of UK, was looking to scale up its research capabilities to enable it analyze an identified stock universe in a comprehensive manner

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Creation and maintenance of a database on high yield bonds in emerging markets to help fund manager in making investment decisions

Client:
One of the largest institutional asset managers in US wanted to create and maintain a database on high yield bonds in emerging markets.

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Dedicated research support team for US based hedge fund (AUM of $2.5 billion)

Client:
A U.S. focused long/short equity strategy Hedge Fund, with AUM of $2.5 billion, engaged Aranca for research support

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High yield bond –model on recovery analysis

Client:
A leading investment manager in U.S looking for model on recovery analysis of high yield bonds

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Investment screening of stocks

Client:
A leading asset manager in US, was interested in building a screener of US listed companies with market cap above 500 mn and screen them based on certain fundamental and technical parameters.

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Model creation and maintenance on 100+ agricultural / soft commodities stocks for a US hedge fund

Client:
A U.S. based long only global hedge fund with AUM of $3.8 billion. Primarily focuses on Agriculture, Consumer, Energy sectors in the US, India and Middle East & North Africa regions.

Project:
Portfolio creation: high dividend yield portfolio construction

Client:
A leading asset manager in the US evaluating a proposed fund strategy with an aim to launch a portfolio of high dividend yield stocks

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Preparation of Credit evaluation notes

Client:
One of the largest institutional asset managers in Europe wanted to cover debt instruments of a company from a view of evaluating the company’s capacity to honor its commercial commitments

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Sector focused coverage of stocks for portfolio managers

Client:
A leading US based fund (AUM of USD4.4 billion) was looking for analyst support to assist portfolio managers of different sectors. The key task was to provide working models and background research on various stocks and identify opportunities.

Project:
Stock overview: Notes and Sell-Side Analyst call Summary...

Client:
A leading U.S. based hedge fund, with AUM of $4.4 billion, looking for analysts who could assist portfolio manager in creating / maintaining valuation models and conduct conference calls with sell side analysts.

Project:
Stock tracking and financial model updates of 1000+ global stocks

Client:
A long only equity strategy Hedge Fund, with AUM of $2.2 billion, looking to expand their coverage universe; engaged Aranca for financial modeling and tracking stocks

Investment Banks

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Pitch book to obtain an IPO mandate from Nielsen Media

Client:
A mid-sized investment bank in the US

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Pitch book for a sell side mandate on employee benefit company

Client:
An investment bank in Europe

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Precedent transaction analysis as a part of deal evaluation support

Client:
An investment bank in the US

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Identifying potential acquisition targets in the bakery segment in Europe

Client:
A mid-tier investment bank in the US

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Pitch book and private placement memorandum for raising money and to acquire a company in the affordable housing sector in Brazil

Client:
A leading investment bank and investment firm in the GCC

Private Equity/Venture Cap firms

Project:
Identifying investment opportunities in the global Toll Road theme

Client:
A large European Asset Management firm looking for research support to identify and assess investment opportunities in the infrastructure (toll roads) space during times of high inflation.

Project:
Dedicated analyst support –preparation of sector and thematic report, PPM documents and monthly newsletters

Client:
A large PE firm in the Middle East focusing on investments in education, healthcare and renewable energy sectors . Aranca supports the client with a dedicated analyst model

Project:
A comprehensive financial model to capture a PE firm’s business and operating plan

Client:
A PE firm focused on investing in key infrastructure sectors in Africa, engaged Aranca to develop a comprehensive financial model which will act as an internal tool for management information, budgeting, financial analysis, performance assessment and other related purposes.

Project:
Initial review note and financial model auditing of potential investment opportunities for a Europe based PE firm

Client:
A large European PE firm focusing on investments across different geographies. Aranca supports the client with preparation of initial review notes on potential investment opportunities and also with financial model audit

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Developing business plan for portfolio companies for a MENA based PE

Client:
A leading PE firm based in the Middle East. Aranca assisted the client with the preparation of a detailed business plan for one of its portfolio companies planning to set up age management clinics. Aranca submitted a business plan document supported by a financial model

Project:
Market study on ARM based SoCs used in computing, consumer and electronic devices

Client:
A European PE firm commissioned Aranca to do a detailed study on end-markets where ARM architecture based system-on-chips (SoCs) are used extensively and the potential for X86 processors to make in-roads into these devices

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

Client:
A US based PE firm looking for profiles of mid-market companies across specific investment themes. Aranca supports the client through a dedicated team model

Research Solutions

Equity Research

Sell-Side Case Studies

Project:
Initiating and maintaining coverage on 200+ global stocks (ADRs) listed in NYSE

Client:
A large UK based Independent Research Provider was seeking to ramp up its research coverage. This included about 200+ stocks across the globe

Project:
Quarterly updates on 400+ S&P500 stocks in the US

Client:
A large Independent Research Provider in the US wanted continuous qualitative-based research assistance on 400+ S&P500 stocks. It involved putting across a brief qualitative investment argument supporting quant-based stock recommendation generated by the client’s proprietary rating model.

Project:
Initiation of coverage, quarterly earnings and special events update for 120+ stocks in MENA

Client:
A large Investment Bank and Brokerage house in Saudi Arabia was seeking to expand sell-side coverage of MENA listed stocks (with emphasis on Saudi stocks)

Buy-Side Case Studies

Project:
Stock tracking and financial model updates of 1000+ US listed stocks

Client:
A U.S. focused long/short equity strategy Hedge Fund, with AUM of $2.5 billion, engaged Aranca for research support

Project:
Sector focused coverage of stocks for portfolio managers

Client:
A U.S. based long only global Hedge Fund with AUM of $3.8 billion. Primarily focuses on Agriculture, Consumer, Energy sectors in the US, India and Middle East & North Africa regions.

Project:
Investment screening of stocks

Client:
A leading Asset Manager in the US wanted a stock screener based on fundamental parameters - quantitative & qualitative - to help select securities for its portfolio.

Project:
High dividend yield portfolio creation and back-testing

Client:
A leading GCC based Investment Firm was looking to build a stock portfolio with fundamentally strong stocks that will generate higher returns.

Fixed Income Research

Project:
Preparation of credit evaluation notes

Client:
One of the largest institutional asset managers in Europe wanted to cover debt instruments of a company from a view of evaluating the company’s capacity to honor its commercial commitments

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New issues analysis

Client:
A full service securities brokerage and investment banking firm in US with a focus on the below-investment-grade debt markets for institutional clients

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High yield bonds analysis

Client:
A leading investment manager in the US looking for analysis of the high yield bonds

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Creation and maintenance of a database on high yield bonds in emerging markets

Client:
One of the largest institutional asset managers in US wanted to create and maintain a database on high yield bonds in emerging markets. The objective was to track these bonds on a daily basis and help fund manager in making investment decisions.

Project:
Analysis of debt covenants of high yield bonds to aid to his investment decision making

Client:
A fixed income focused asset manager in US wanted to analyze debt covenants of HY bonds to aid to his investment decision making. The objective was to ascertain whether companies are likely to breach their debt covenant terms and if yes, when

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Corporate credit rating analysis

Client:
One of the largest asset managers in GCC wanted to generate credit ratings for GCC companies to help him in making investment decisions.

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Corporate risk tolerance modeling

Client:
One of the largest insurance brokers in US wanted to measure a company’s ability to manage financial/operational risks and impact on credit metrics

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Macroeconomic Research

Client:
Aranca helps its clients, primarily banks, brokerages and investment banks, with macroeconomic forecasting, database creationand maintenance, periodic reviews of key economic indicators, and analysis of policy and major themes/ sectors

Investment Banking Research and Analysis

Project:
Pitch book to obtain an IPO mandate from Nielsen Media

Client:
A mid-sized investment bank in the US

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Pitch book for a sell side mandate on employee benefit company

Client:
An investment bank in Europe

Project:
Precedent transaction analysis as a part of deal evaluation support

Client:
An investment bank in the US

Project:
Identifying potential acquisition targets in the bakery segment in Europe

Client:
A mid-tier investment bank in the US

Project:
Pitch book and private placement memorandum for raising money and to acquire a company in the affordable housing sector in Brazil

Client:
A leading investment bank and investment firm in the GCC

PE-VC Research

Project:
Identifying investment opportunities in the global Toll Road theme

Client:
A large European Asset Management firm looking for research support to identify and assess investment opportunities in the infrastructure (toll roads) space during times of high inflation.

Project:
Dedicated analyst support –preparation of sector and thematic report, PPM documents and monthly newsletters

Client:
A large PE firm in the Middle East focusing on investments in education, healthcare and renewable energy sectors . Aranca supports the client with a dedicated analyst model

Project:
A comprehensive financial model to capture a PE firm’s business and operating plan

Client:
A PE firm focused on investing in key infrastructure sectors in Africa, engaged Aranca to develop a comprehensive financial model which will act as an internal tool for management information, budgeting, financial analysis, performance assessment and other related purposes.

Project:
Initial review note and financial model auditing of potential investment opportunities for a Europe based PE firm

Client:
A large European PE firm focusing on investments across different geographies. Aranca supports the client with preparation of initial review notes on potential investment opportunities and also with financial model audit

Project:
Developing business plan for portfolio companies for a MENA based PE

Client:
A leading PE firm based in the Middle East. Aranca assisted the client with the preparation of a detailed business plan for one of its portfolio companies planning to set up age management clinics. Aranca submitted a business plan document supported by a financial model

Project:
Market study on ARM based SoCs used in computing, consumer and electronic devices

Client:
A European PE firm commissioned Aranca to do a detailed study on end-markets where ARM architecture based system-on-chips (SoCs) are used extensively and the potential for X86 processors to make in-roads into these devices

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

Client:
A US based PE firm looking for profiles of mid-market companies across specific investment themes. Aranca supports the client through a dedicated team model

Economic Research

Project:
(Turkey) Macroeconomic forecasting model, scenario analysis, and risks to growth

Client:
A leading bank in the Middle East

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(South Africa) Macroeconomic forecasting model with analysis on risks to growth

Client:
A leading brokerage house in South Africa

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(Canada) Monthly macroeconomic indicator watch

Client:
A leading brokerage house in North America

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(Middle East and North Africa) Monthly economic update

Client:
A leading bank in the Middle East

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(India) Sector study – Innovation in Indian manufacturing

Client:
India Brand Equity Foundation (IBEF), a trust established by the Ministry of Commerce (India) with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) as its associate

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(United States) Correlation analysis – Federal funds rate vs. key banking indices

Client:
A leading pension fund in North America

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(Currencies and Commodities) Asset correlation/ pattern analysis – WTI crude versus EUR-USD currency pair

Client:
A leading brokerage firm in the UK

Business Research

Research Solutions

Enterprises

Research Need:
Market attractiveness assessment for new product

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

Research Need:
Competitive Landscape Analysis

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

Research Need:
Research Support for Mergers & Acquisitions

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

Research Need:
Dedicated team – ongoing market and competitive intelligence

Project:
Offshore research center for a leading bank in Middle East region

Research Need:
Market opportunity assessment – emerging economies

Project:
Market Study on remanufactured automotive components in China

Research Need:
Evaluation of diversification opportunities

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Market Study on automotive spare parts in GCC region

Research Need:
Sector Report

Project:
Market report on Tertiary Education in Europe

Research Need:
Industry value chain analysis

Project:
Industry value chain analysis for ARM and x86 architectures

Research Need:
Technology impact on traditional business models

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Evolution of Newspapers towards a Digital Landscape

Research Need:
Cost Benchmarking

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

Consulting Firms

Project:
Assessing growth opportunities in the global phosphatic fertilizers value chain

Client:
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

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

Client:
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

Project:
Global market study on long steel products covering sixteen countries

Client:
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

Project:
Strategic Client Updates for a European Law Firm

Client:
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)

Project:
Competitor Profiles for US Law Firm

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

Project:
Quick Answers: Cloud Computing M&A landscape

Client:
Leading US Law Firm

Private Equity Firms | Venture Capital Firms

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

Client:
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

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

Client:
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

Project:
Cloud Computing M&A landscape

Client:
Leading US Law Firm

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

Client:
Leading European Bank

Sector Experience

Aerospace & Defense

Project:
Factbase on offset policies and market opportunities in 16 countries

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

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

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

Agribusiness

Project:
Assessing growth opportunities in the global phosphatic fertilizers value chain

Client:
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

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

Client:
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

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

Client:
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

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

Client:
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

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

Client:
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

Project:
Market Study on automotive spare parts in GCC region

Client:
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

Project:
Market Study on remanufactured automotive components in China

Client:
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

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

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

Project:
Offshore research center for a leading bank in Middle East region

Client:
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

Project:
Identifying investment opportunities in UAE’s downstream petrochemical sector

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

Project:
Opportunity assessment for manufacturing specialty chemicals in GCC region

Client:
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

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

Client:
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

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

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

Education

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

Client:
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

Project:
Market report on Tertiary Education in Europe

Client:
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

Project:
Industry value chain analysis for ARM and x86 architectures

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

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

Client:
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

Project:
Market study on Dairy industry in China and Turkey

Client:
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

Project:
Research Report on Fresh Foods Industry in USA

Client:
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

Project:
Competitor Intelligence Report - South Africa Insurance Market

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

Project:
Market study on insurance for consumer products in United Kingdom

Client:
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

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

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

Project:
Social Buying - Market analysis and business models of key players

Client:
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

Project:
Evolution of Newspapers towards a Digital Landscape

Client:
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

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

Client:
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

Project:
Global market study on long steel products covering sixteen countries

Client:
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

Project:
Identifying downstream fabrication opportunities for non ferrous metals in GCC region

Client:
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

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

Client:
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

Project:
Market study on metal cans in South America

Client:
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

Project:
Market study on release liners and extrusion coatings in Russia

Client:
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

Project:
European market opportunity assessment for Glaucoma Drainage Devices (GDD)

Client:
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

Project:
Global market study on Propofol

Client:
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

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

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

Project:
Market opportunity assessment for Mobile VAS services in Asia

Client:
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

Project:
Market study on limited service / budget hotel segment in India

Client:
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

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

Client:
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

Project:
Market Study on remanufactured automotive components in China

Client:
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

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

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

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

Client:
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

Project:
Market Study on automotive spare parts in GCC

Client:
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

Project:
Identifying investment opportunities in UAE’s petrochemical sector

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

Project:
Identifying diversification opportunities for large family group in GCC region

Client:
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

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

Client:
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

Project:
Offshore Locations - Cost Benchmarking & Financial Modeling

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

Central and Eastern Europe

Project:
Market study on release liners and extrusion coatings in Russia

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

Project:
Opportunity assessment within the Austrian Life and General Insurance market

Client:
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

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

Client:
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

Project:
Research Report on Fresh Foods Industry in USA

Client:
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

Project:
Market study on insurance for consumer products in United Kingdom

Client:
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

Project:
European market opportunity assessment for Glaucoma Drainage Devices (GDD)

Client:
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

Project:
Market report on Tertiary Education in Europe

Client:
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

Project:
Market opportunity assessment within the infrastructure & construction industry in Brazil

Client:
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

Project:
Market study on metal cans in South America

Client:
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

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

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

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

Client:
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

Valuation & Advisory

US Tax Compliance/Expertise

Project:
Business valuation for raising new round of funding

Client:
A US based private Biotech company developing a proprietary technology to economically produce a biological pesticide, in collaboration with a big pesticide company

Project:
Common Stock Valuation for a company with complex financial obligations

Client:
A US based ad network and publishing company that had recently acquired two ad network companies and was looking to issue common options to its employees post acquisition.

Project:
Common Stock Valuation for a late stage company nearing an exit event

Client:
A US based private semiconductor company having a history of profitable operations, looking for an exit in the form of an IPO / M&A, and looking to issue options to its employees

IP Research

By Client Type

Enterprises

Project:
Invalidation search (sequence analysis) for a specific microbial ORF region

Client:
A Germany based molecular diagnostics firm was interested in an invalidation study related to a microbial ORF consensus region of four sequences

Project:
Landscape analysis for benchmarking client’s portfolio in wind energy domain

Client:
A leading wind turbine manufacturer engaged Aranca to benchmark its patents with competitors in the wind energy domain

Project:
Patentability search for use of a drug molecule in pet food

Client:
A global organization in animal health domain engaged Aranca to conduct a patentability search for use of drug molecule in pet food

Project:
Freedom-to-Operate (FTO) study for five different dental implants

Client:
A European company engaged Aranca to conduct a FTO study on five different dental implants that differed minutely in terms of specific features

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Traditional knowledge search related to a plant extract from Combretaceae family

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A global personal care products company was interested in traditional knowledge and ethno botanical data for a plant extract from Combretaceae family, specifically for topical application

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White space analysis for IP strategy support in pharmaceuticals domain

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A European biotech firm engaged Aranca to perform white space analysis for IP strategy support within the pharmaceutical domain

Law Firms

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Freedom-to-Operate (FTO) for microbial production of a chemical in seven jurisdictions

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A North American law firm engaged Aranca to conduct an FTO study on the production of a chemical compound (using microbial species) in seven jurisdictions

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Accelerated examination search for a new method related to database management

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US law firm engaged Aranca for an accelerated examination search for an interface module related to two group of tenant databases

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Invalidity search relating to gear design for automatic transmission systems

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A US law firm engaged Aranca to invalidate a patent related to power transmission using gears with multiple ratios, specifically for automatic transmission systems

Universities | R&D Institutions

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A European food research organization engaged Aranca for a state-of-art search related to compositions containing specific constituents specified by client for use in weight management

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A US based independent research institute engaged Aranca for technology landscape analysis related to CMOS sensor fabrication using backlit illumination

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A US university engaged Aranca to evaluate commercialization opportunities for brake pads with new material composition (for use in disc brakes)

Research Solution

Prior Art Searches

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Invalidation search (sequence analysis) for a specific microbial ORF region

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A Germany based molecular diagnostics firm was interested in an invalidation study related to a microbial ORF consensus region of four sequences

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Freedom-to-Operate (FTO) for microbial production of a chemical in seven jurisdictions

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A North American law firm engaged Aranca to conduct an FTO study on the production of a chemical compound (using microbial species) in seven jurisdictions

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Patentability search for use of a drug molecule in pet food

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A global organization in animal health domain engaged Aranca to conduct a patentability search for use of drug molecule in pet food

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State-of-art search related to compositions for weight management

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A European food research organization engaged Aranca for a state-of-art search related to compositions containing specific constituents specified by client for use in weight management

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Novelty search for single rib optic fiber cable

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A European manufacturer of cables engaged Aranca for novelty search related to single rib optic fiber cable

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Claim chart analysis related to online transaction system and device

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A global patent brokerage firm engaged Aranca for claim chart analysis relating to online transaction system and device

Patent Analytics

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White space analysis for IP strategy support in pharmaceuticals domain

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A European biotech firm engaged Aranca to perform white space analysis for IP strategy support within the pharmaceutical domain

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Technology Landscape analysis related to CMOS sensor fabrication using backlit illumination

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A US based independent research institute engaged Aranca for technology landscape analysis related to CMOS sensor fabrication using backlit illumination

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IP strategy analysis for a company active in hair removal technology using mechanical means

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A European MNC engaged Aranca to analyze the IP strategy of one of its competitors in the hair removal technology domain

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Claim chart analysis related to online transaction system and device

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A global patent brokerage firm engaged Aranca for claim chart analysis relating to online transaction system and device

Outlicensing | Technology Transfer Support

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Evaluation of commercialization opportunities for brake pads with new material composition

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A US university engaged Aranca to evaluate commercialization opportunities for brake pads with new material composition (for use in disc brakes)

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Estimation of Royalty Rates for a patent related to window seal system

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A US based automobile giant engaged Aranca to estimate the royalty rate for its patent related to window seals.

Verticals

Automotive

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Invalidity search relating to gear design for automatic transmission systems

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A US law firm engaged Aranca to invalidate a patent related to power transmission using gears with multiple ratios, specifically for automatic transmission systems

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Evaluation of commercialization opportunities for brake pads with new material composition

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A US university engaged Aranca to evaluate commercialization opportunities for brake pads with new material composition (for use in disc brakes)

Chemical & Chemical Engineering

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Freedom-to-Operate (FTO) for microbial production of a chemical in seven jurisdictions

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A North American law firm engaged Aranca to conduct an FTO study on the production of a chemical compound (using microbial species) in seven jurisdictions

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Invalidation study related to autothermal reforming with focus on Asian literature

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A company manufacturing catalysts engaged Aranca to conduct an invalidation study related to autothermal reforming with specific focus on Asian literature

Electronics

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Patentability analysis for advance module integration in RFID

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A European IP firm engaged Aranca to conduct a patentability search for an advance module integration in RFID

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Technology Landscape analysis related to CMOS sensor fabrication using backlit illumination

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A US based independent research institute engaged Aranca for technology landscape analysis related to CMOS sensor fabrication using backlit illumination

Energy

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Landscape analysis for benchmarking client’s portfolio in wind energy domain

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A leading wind turbine manufacturer engaged Aranca to benchmark its patents with competitors in the wind energy domain

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State-of-the-art search for separators used in batteries

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A European manufacturer of chemicals and polymers engaged Aranca for state-of-the-art search related to separator for batteries

Food Technologies

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Patentability search for use of a drug molecule in pet food

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A global organization in animal health domain engaged Aranca to conduct a patentability search for use of drug molecule in pet food

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State-of-art search related to compositions for weight management

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A European food research organization engaged Aranca for a state-of-art search related to compositions containing specific constituents specified by client for use in weight management

Information Technology & Computing

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Accelerated examination search for a new method related to database management

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US law firm engaged Aranca for an accelerated examination search for an interface module related to two group of tenant databases

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Claim chart analysis related to online transaction system and device

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A global patent brokerage firm engaged Aranca for claim chart analysis relating to online transaction system and device

Life Sciences

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Freedom-to-Operate (FTO) study for five different dental implants

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A European company engaged Aranca to conduct a FTO study on five different dental implants that differed minutely in terms of specific features

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Invalidation search (sequence analysis) for a specific microbial ORF region

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A Germany based molecular diagnostics firm was interested in an invalidation study related to a microbial ORF consensus region of four sequences

Mechanical Engineering

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IP strategy analysis for a company active in hair removal technology using mechanical means

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A European MNC engaged Aranca to analyze the IP strategy of one of its competitors in the hair removal technology domain

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Freedom-to-Operate (FTO) search related to wear resistant hot rolled steels in India and China

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A global firm engaged Aranca to conduct a FTO study on patents related to wear resistant hot-rolled steel in India and China

Pharmaceutical

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Traditional knowledge search related to a plant extract from Combretaceae family

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A global personal care products company was interested in traditional knowledge and ethno botanical data for a plant extract from Combretaceae family, specifically for topical application

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White space analysis for IP strategy support in pharmaceuticals domain

Client:
A European biotech firm engaged Aranca to perform white space analysis for IP strategy support within the pharmaceutical domain

Telecommunications

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Technology landscaping study for a leading telecom equipment manufacturer in Europe

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A global telecom equipment manufacturer engaged Aranca for landscape analysis to obtaining insights for a particular segment of telecom equipments

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Novelty search for single rib optic fiber cable

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A European manufacturer of cables engaged Aranca for novelty search related to single rib optic fiber cable

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