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Market Research and Advisory Services

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Scotts International provides research and intelligence support to international Financial and Business service providers, through a Global research network. Covering Banking, FinTech, Insurance and Payments as well as Outsourced services such as Bookkeeping, Customer Support services, Marketing services and more.

Our 15+ year experience covers a variety of research methodologies across a range of relevant categories.

Research services

Our research services include the gathering of trustworthy data and reliable insights on Consumer Finance, Transactions and Insurance categories and to support Investment strategies as well as opportunities in On and Offshoring, backed up with strategic advisory services via a network of highly experienced consultants.

Our experience in supporting companies, includes the following:

Sector analysis: Focused in-depth research into a particular product, service or development strategy in a specific location evaluating the opportunities, threats and competitive landscape.

Investor support: Gathering data to support potential M&A activities as well as advisory services regarding expansion plans.

International development: For companies with ambitious growth plans analysis is conducted into the possibilities of success and the best ways of approaching a new market, whether through M&A activity, opening locally or through identifying channel partners.

Understanding behaviours:Conducting industry interviews it is possible to gather opinions and insights not in the public domain.

Projects our team have advised on and managed:

Product & Pricing Strategy

Challenge: A leading international epayment processing solutions / software provider under increasing competition from lower priced rivals.

Solution: Surveyed 30 banks and benchmarked top 10 competing vendors to map value chain and major transaction types. Determined buying criteria and identified / recommended key segments to target coupled with positioning and pricing approach.

Banking Software | India

Country Profiles

Challenge: A global leader in online digital payments wanting to understand opportunity in high potential growth markets in Africa and Central Asia.

Solution: After narrowing search to Kenya, Nigeria and Kazakhstan in-country analysts assessed shopping habits and payment preferences including market sizing, platforms and trends, competition as well as providing insights into spending flows.

Online Payments | Africa & CIS

Pre/Post Acquisition Support

Challenge: A leading international exhibitions player requiring extra negotiation ammunition to support the acquisition of regional trade show.

Support: Focused on Building Materials the industry outlook for the region was first assessed, followed by analysis / surveys for previous shows and SWOT on Competitive events. Advised risks, investment priorities and gave post acquisition support.

International Exhibitions | South East Asia

Market Profiling

Challenge: A leading medical insurance company focused on international growth required comprehensive analysis in to 20 possible locations.

Solution: Established sources and profiled each market for size, competitive landscape, and maturity. Analysis was provided into local regulations, opportunities and potential barriers with a final recommendation for 7 markets with most potential.

Medical Insurance | APAC / MEA

Support Courting Investors

Challenge: An American alternative e-commerce payment company and its investment bank required support with commercial due diligence.

Solution: To support expansion research was carried out across 5 regions. In country payment methods were evaluated, sized and forecast for B2C e-commerce and selected B2B segments with trend analysis identifying payment opportunities.

E-commerce payments | Global

Risk Mitigating

Challenge: Online information services leader requiring third party assessment to confirm target acquisitions SWOT and financial potential.

Solution: Surveys conducted with end consumers and B2B advertisers in Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand regarding services and rivals. Objective assessment gave brand reputation and projected earnings confirming targets promise, and later acquisition.

Business Services | South East Asia

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