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Information Services for ECAs, Exporters covering the Egyptian Market

BUSINESS (CREDIT) INFORMATION REPORT

EGE’s Business (Credit) Information Reports (BIR) are high quality commercial profiles on enterprises within our region. Our rigorous quality control procedures ensure that the intelligence contained in the BIR is accurate and up to date. Additionally, the report is structured in a way to maximize clarity.

How do we capture the requisite data?

  • Locally employed correspondents in EGE offices in Cairo. Wherever possible our correspondents will visit the offices of the subject company and obtain relevant information from appropriate senior company personnel.
  • A network of regional contacts, sources and business associates built up over the past 28 years. We continue to establish further data sources, to maximize the depth of our information.
  • Public records and published accounts.
  • Local and international media/internet search.
  • Affiliations with local government authorities

What do our reports contain?

  • Our reports will be structured to include the following information.
Legal status and history
Ownership and management
Operations
Financials
Credit appraisal
  • date of establishment/incorporation
  • official company name, legal status, registration number
  • registered address, contact details
  • affiliated companies, changes of ownership
  • capital structure, shareholdings
  • shareholder, director, and main principal details
  • business activities and locations
  • description of premises, major equipment
  • number of employees
  • main suppliers, main customers
  • bankers, registered mortgages/charges
  • balance sheets, P&L a/cs
  • financial & non-financial ratios
  • industry sector comparatives/rankings
  • detrimental data
  • credit & rating opinion
  • interviewer’s comments & recommendations

The depth and availability of information presented will depend on the type of entity and the relevant legislation in its country of location. If any client has a query on any of the contents of the report, we will normally respond within 48 hours.

What do our reports contain?

  • In addition to the comprehensive information contained in the BIR and upon the request of a client we can undertake the following supplementary services to the core BIR product.

    • Registry Report
    • Site visit/photographs
    • Official Company Documents
    • Customized monitoring reports

OFFICIAL COMPANY DOCUMENTS

  • This is provided in countries where documents are available through an official Companies Registry Office or Companies Registration Authority.

    Our aim is to provide clients with documentary evidence of the true existence of a registered company and / or specific data.

    Listed below are the usual certificates requested; however, additional certificates are available in some countries. Ask us what we can give you for the countries you are interested in.

    • Trade License
    • Articles of Association / Memorandum / Statutes
    • Certificate of Incorporation
    • Annual Return
    • List of Directors
    • List of Shareholders
    • Register of Mortgages / Charges
    • Annual Accounts

EXPORT PROMOTION MARKETING INTELLIGENCE

If you are considering entering the market of any of the countries within our coverage, EGE can provide you with a comprehensive study of the existing status of your sector in the country. Although the scope of work can vary according to the client’s requirements, the following would generally be included:

OVERVIEW OF MARKET
IMPORT MARKET
DISTRIBUTION
BUYERS IMPRESSIONS OF EXISTING AVAILABLE PRODUCT RANGES
INDUSTRY AND OFFICIAL STANDARDS
PRICING LEVELS
POTENTIAL MARKET ENTRY
  • Overview of market
  •  Key local manufacturers/suppliers
  • Imports of xxx statistics
  • Key suppliers & market share
  • Second tier suppliers
  • Direct to bulk retailers
  • Up-market retailers
  • Agents & distributors
  • Direct marketing organizations
  • Interviews with key companies
  • Retail groups
  • Agents & distributors
  • Vehicle options
  • Potential target companies for partnerships/joint ventures
  • Regulatory legislation
  • Foreign investment policy and investment incentives

COUNTRY RISK ASSESSMENT

If you are considering investing in any of the countries within our coverage, EGE can provide you with a insightful analysis of the various risks associated with the country. Although the scope of work can vary according to the client’s requirements, the following would generally be included:

Political Risk Analysis
Economic Risk Analysis
Criminal Risk Analysis
Investment Climate
  • Current political system
  • Governance and political stability
  • Militarization
  • Stabilizing & destabilizing factors
  • Risk assessment conclusion
  • Key economic indicators and trends
  • Trade statistics
  • Development planning
  • Influence of neighboring countries
  • Land & property
  • Stabilizing & destabilizing factors
  • Risk assessment conclusion
  • Crime statistics and trends
  • Money laundering
  • Regulatory controls
  • Stabilizing & destabilizing factors
  • Risk assessment conclusion
  • Foreign investment policy
  • Incentives for investors
  • Procedures for investors
  • Money & banking
  • Transfer of money risk assessment