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Geography

Our core markets of operations are CIS and CEE. Having a deep understanding of local business conditions we can successfully deliver on

  • Command of local languages
  • Corporate business comprehension
  • Industry expertise adapted to local environment
  • Proper identification of information sources and analysis of data reliability
  • Wide network of contacts in the local business community and beyond

CIS markets exhibit specific features

  • Quick growth of personal disposable income until 2008 and consequent huge growth opportunities in banking, retail, and FMCG
  • Domestic and international competition building up extremely quickly
  • Administrative barriers sometimes very important factor
  • HR factor difficult to control and skilled labor harder to find
  • With the crisis, downturn much harsher than in Western Europe, but this situation also creates new opportunities for market entry