Whispering Bell provides risk reporting and market advisory services to multinational corporations and international investors operating in challenging environments in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). We provide both strategic and ground-level information, enabling stakeholders to mitigate risks, identify opportunities and optimise decision-making through a regional network of on-the-ground service partners and contacts. Whispering Bell has been operating in and collecting data from emerging and frontier markets for the past 7 years. We are staffed by people who live and work in the region, understand the culture and speak the languages of the countries in which we report.

Whispering Bell has been operating in and collecting data from emerging and frontier markets for the past 7 years. We are staffed by people who live and work in the region, understand the local context and speak the languages of the countries in which we report. Our services include the following:

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Political and Security Risk Advisory

We offer daily, weekly and special reports that enable decision-makers to operate with confidence in some of the most hostile regions in MENASA. Live incident alerts are disseminated to clients to inform their operations teams of critical events as they unfold in real-time and allow them to make quick and accurate decisions in times of confusion and uncertainty. Our reports are based on a combination of sources including around the clock research and data gathering, historical statistical analysis, open source information, social media platforms and most importantly, our on-the-ground network of contacts.

Headquartered in the UAE, we are well equipped to offer the following services throughout the MENASA region:

  •   Country, regional and project specific security risk assessments
  •   Bespoke political risk assessments and threat forecasting
  •   Live incident alerts

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Financial and Market Advisory

 

We are committed to helping senior management identify and mitigate potential core business challenges. This commitment has shaped our values and professional practices throughout a number of key geographies, particularly in the MENASA region. We have worked on many projects undertaking commercial analysis, on-the-ground data collection and business and financial analysis, to more concretely understand the financial value and long-term viability of our clients’ prospective new business ventures. Our services include:

  •   Market entry and market topography research
  •   Competitive assessments
  •   Third party valuation
  •   Business plan validation
  •   Deal sourcing and origination

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Litigation Support

Whispering Bell is experienced in supporting legal firms and their clients in gathering and verifying data and evidence for litigation and due diligence purposes.

 

Our robust cyber forensics capability, coupled with a network of researchers and analysts experienced in working among hostile markets and failing states, means that we can access information and provide evidentiary insights where others cannot. Our services include:

  •   Evidentiary support
  •   Computer and IT device forensics
  •   On-the-ground data collection across the Middle East and Africa
  •   Asset tracing
  •   Third party valuation
  •   Commercial due diligence, ‘piercing the corporate veil’
  •   Partner vetting

Due Diligence and Investigation

Informed decision-making is key for any organization looking to enter new markets or considering a strategic business opportunity. Our team of professional investigators has extensive experience in delivering on the ground results to multinational corporations and individuals across a number of critical areas including; asset recovery, financial investigation and integrity due diligence.

Working with regional assets, the team has led major national and international fraud and financial investigations, managed highly confidential enquiries and due diligence projects throughout Europe, Africa, Asia and the Americas and has extensive experience partnering with clients from the banking, investment, and insurance sectors. Our services include:

  •   Corporate investigation and due diligence
  •   Asset tracing
  •   Beneficial ownership identification
  •   Company and key personnel reputational assessments
  •   FCPA and Bribery Act assessments

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Kyle Stelma
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+971 4 448 6690