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MONITORING : social, legal, financial, economic and technological

 
To help our client stand up against competition, protect their reputation, promote their image, assess their strengths or weaknesses and anticipate future market trends, Knowdys provides social, political, legal, financial, economic, technological and reputation monitoring in 10 key sectors: food industry, insurances, aeronautics industry, auto industry, energy, banks, construction and civil engineering, pharmaceutical industry, telecommunications, and strategic raw materials.

To produce periodic high-value notes, Knowdys’ multilingual watchmen rely on human intelligence, databases, business publications, print and broadcast media, blogs, forums and social networks. The support from external honourable correspondents and experienced in-house multi-specialist provides a definite advantage to the answers that Knowdys provide to its clients.

In the event of serious damage of reputation, Knowdys experts set up a crisis communication unit in 48h in order to support the client and respond to the attack in a timely, efficiently, and coordinated manner. Depending on the client's interests, responses can range from the simple production or promotion of more favourable content to the blocking of harmful speeches, through the gathering of sufficient evidence for a prosecution, if necessary.
 

SETTING UP competitive intelligence units

 
In order to stand up against competition, protect their reputation, promote their image, assess their strengths or weaknesses and anticipate future market trends, Knowdys helps its clients to create competitive intelligence units within their organisation.
This customized intervention comprises 7 steps :

- Defining the scope of monitoring
- Identifying relevant sources
- Choosing right tools with regard to the needs expressed
- Establishing a methodology for data collecting and processing
- Securing dissemination of high-value information
- Managing acquired knowledge
- Training of the dedicated team

Our clients minimize the risk of failure and maximize their chances of success while trusting our Knowdys experts to handle their competitive intelligence issues.
 

MARKETS and opportunity studies

 
Before supporting our clients in field, Knowdys helps them identify, in an extremely detailed and accurate way, the following five main issues:

- Major market trends: typology, evolution phase, sales volume, turnover
- Consumers, purchasers: needs, behaviours, influences
- Direct and indirect competitors: sites, key figures, strategies, operations
- Whether a real opportunity for this business exists: positioning, added value compared to competition
- The business environment: regulatory and legislative framework, constraints and key to success, technological innovation process

Our clients minimize the risk of failure and maximize their chances of success while trusting our Knowdys experts to handle their market researches.
 

INTERNATIONAL DUE DILIGENCE

 
“Nowhere did we use the absolute arm that is to shed light on anything," wrote Alfred Sauvy.
To protect our clients against any risk of misleading or reputation, Knowdys experts carry out the four types of following due diligence:

- Operational due diligence
- Commercial due diligence
- Financial due diligence
- Legal due diligence
- Quality due diligence

Knowdys’ traditional due diligence (executive profiles, legal, judicial and financial situation of enterprises + networks and reputation analysis) are treated in nine days.
 

QUEST FOR LOCAL PARTNERS

 
Knowdys assists its clients in finding local partners in Sub-Saharan Africa.
To satisfy this demand, our approach takes five steps:

- Pre-selection of 7 companies among the largest in the country
- Profiling of each company interested in partnering
- Formation of a short-list of 3 companies
- Complete due diligence of the last triangle
- Linking with 02 finalists

After 30 days, from the date of signing the purchase orders, Knowdys clients are assured - while remaining focused on their core business - to partner, with full knowledge, with the local company that suits them.
Our clients minimize the risk of failure and maximize their chances of success in Africa while trusting our Knowdys experts to handle their local partner’s research.
 

CORPORATE FINANCE

 
Over the past 10 years, African markets have attracted many international investors eager to enter the capital of quality African companies.
To meet this need, Knowdys experts have developed the following three steps:

- Knowdys performs due diligence for African companies wishing to access international traceable capital;
- Knowdys rigorously selects investors who are clearly engaged in the field of social responsibility;
- Knowdys organizes meetings between companies and investors who deserve to meet with all clarity and security.

Our clients minimize the risk of failure and maximize their chances of success in Africa while trusting our Knowdys experts to handle their private equity issues.
 

TRAININGS

 
The Knowdys team has extensive experience in vocational training in enterprises and colleges at the level of specialised Masters and MBA programmes.
Its references include among others: BBS-Libreville, Centrale Paris, EMLYON Business School, ESG Management School de Paris.
Examples of training courses:

- Business economics
- International due diligence
- International project management
- Financial investigation techniques
- Strategic management in hostile environment
- Assessment and implementation of venture capital investment
- Creation of a competitive intelligence unit

Our trainings are conducted in partnership with Battajon Avocats, African Business and Legal Expertise, and AOB Group.
 

RECRUITMENT of high-potential individuals

 
Knowdys accompanies international and national groups based in Sub-Saharan African in the recruitment of high potential individuals (executive, managers, experts) using a direct approach from economic intelligence and due diligence.
To this end, our head-hunters only focalize on 10 sectors monitored on a daily basis by our trackers since 2007. These sectors are: food industry, insurances, aeronautics, auto industry, energy, banks, construction and civil engineering, pharmaceutical industry, telecommunication, and minerals industry.
Our connexions within colleges and African elite networks, as well as our mastery of the African context help select the best African expertise while respecting cultural specificities of each of our clients.
From the identification of target candidates to the taking up of posts, Knowdys ensures:

- The drafting of a long-list of potential targets and candidates;
- The initial contact and interviews of selected candidates;
- Due diligence of professional references with prior consent of the candidate;
- Presentation of a short list to the client, with individual records;
- Assistance to the final choice and participation in the formalisation of the offer;
- Negotiations with candidate under the control of the client;
- Integration monitoring of the candidate;
- Quality audit of the mission at the end of the test period of the candidate.


For more information, go to: executive.search@knowdys.com
 

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