TSB was hired by a leading Asian FMCG firm to analyze
and advise on a potential new product launch of an
aerated beverage. The brand in question had a portfolio
of juices, candies, wafers and chips, and the one
product absent from the portfolio was an aerated drink.
TSB consultants studied the target markets of the brand in 6 Asian countries - India, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Taiwan and Indonesia. Primary surveys were conducted with the target audience to better understand what they looked for in 'on-the-go' Beverages, and if they were fiercely loyal to either of the two leading beverage companies in the world. This coupled with secondary analytics to size the beverage industry in the above markets, created a robust roadmap for launching the products, in order of priority in four out of the 6 markets, doing away with the last two, since those markets didn't present a compelling business case for a new entrant. Advanced econometric and forecasting software tools were used to add more value to our research and provide relevant and actionable recommendations to the client.
TSB has been working with a leading pharmaceutical
manufacturer in India, opening up several hitherto
tricky and difficult to navigate pharmaceutical markets
in Africa, viz. Francophone Africa (Benin, Ivory Coast,
Niger, Senegal, Burkina Faso, Chad and Togo), Liberia,
Burkina Faso, Gambia and Gabon, in an ever increasing
list of target countries.
Blue Cloud Healthcare, (a subsidiary of TSB, based in the UK,)branded medicines are being introduced in these countries, with a potential relative cumulative market size of over USD 100 million.
TSB has conceived, managed and advised on the
construction of a 16 million dollar brand new diagnostic
centre as well as a $5 million medicines distribution
centre in Luanda, Angola.
The project has been approved by the country’s Health Ministry, and construction is expected to commence in mid-2019.
The medicines distribution centre is expected to commence business by April 2019, with the first shipment arriving in the country earlier this year. When completed, this facility will be Angola’s biggest and most state-of- the-art facility
TSB consultants were involved in an in depth analyses of the Angola market, partner selection, raising finance for the project, earmarking land and securing regulatory permits for the project.
Another long term TSB client is a Greek trading firm, involved in trading a multitude of food and non-food products between Eastern Europe and Asia.
TSB has helped source and secure reliable supply chains for most of their product portfolio in these markets.
TSB sourcing experts stand by the quality of the said products and are responsible for all documentation, third party testing and ensure timely supply to Europe.
The multi million dollar pharmaceutical export to Africa is expected to be facilitated through Dubai and will involve hiring many sub-teams throughout the region. Apart from medicinal and surgical supplies, we are involved in various government tenders across UAE including Oman, Kuwait, Dubai etc.
Further, TSB is currently involved in strategy consulting for many local firms across UAE, in multi disciplinary sectors including banking, healthcare, finance, fintech and pharma, among others. Hence, utilizing our expertise in these fields to expand business presence and reach aggressively in the middle East, reflecting the growing importance of this area to the world of business, particularly in Africa, Asia and Europe.
We offer our expertise to several governments around the world in projects that have wide-reaching impact. With capabilities to assess and provide strategic solutions to the problems, develop feasibility studies and undertake project management we prefer to be partners that bring about transformational change. TSB has been involved in post-Ebola reconstruction consultancy in Sierra Leone and Liberia, work with the World Bank in Lesotho, and the Clinton Foundation in Haiti.
TSB has offered its advisory services to a leading central bank on its macroeconomic policy.
It worked on interest rates forecasts, repo and reverse repo rate trends analysis with the institute.
Extensive empirical research and quantitative panel data analyses were carried out to study past trends and arrive at strong, pragmatic recommendations for the client.
Our professionals help provide experience to help companies be on track and keep a perfect balance between risk and return.
We offer expertise to facilitate better understanding of the opportunities, trade-offs, and costs of the investments.
TSB has developed the Afya fund which will specialize in investing into small or medium-sized healthcare companies in Africa or who have a special interest in working in the continent
This fund will invest into medical technology and health services in the continent; a sector which yields 14% more than the rest of the world.
This will be an opportunity to earn outstanding returns whilst changing lives for the better; and social impact beyond a financial return.
TSB aims to reduce the contextual risk of investment by working with healthcare projects and businesses which have a potentially viable business model, but have not been able to make the investment grade due to a myriad of factors, such as the lack of a comprehensive business plan, size, or human resource issues.
TSB has worked with and incubated many firms in frontier markets, and have unrivalled expertise in incubation, acceleration and business improvement strategies.
TSB thus works with start up firms and/or young businesses to develop their business strategies, plans , resources and operational capabilities to be able to qualify for substantial investment and capital injections, to help develop their expansion, growth, resources and quality.
TSB has been working extensively with an Ayurveda skin and hair care brand in India to restructure their business model, provide financial advise on revenue projections and develop a marketing plan.
Being a mid-sized player in the industry, with their own manufacturing units in India, the brand possessed great scope for leading the domain. TSB helped realize this potential by conducting an end to end brand re-structuring. This comprised of primary and secondary market research including surveys, competitor intelligence, internal and industry SWOT analysis. Post analysis of all information and company statistics, a detailed business plan with immediate and future actionable points was developed, along with setting up forward looking HR, Marketing and PR recommendations.
The second phase of the project consists of implementation and execution of all recommendations made in the first phase. Further, domestic and international expansion was taken care of by TSB from end to end including developing marketing entry strategies, liaising with local partners and facilitating the entire process for over 15 states with high cosmetic expenditure in India and a bunch of countries in Middle East, Asia and Africa as target markets.
An experienced team of in-house industry experts have been working on each domain of this extensive project with focused involvement from research to end result in order to achieve yearly goals and targets for the brand.
The United Arab Emirates comprises seven emirates – Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras Al-Khaimah, Sharjah and Umm Al-Quwain – located along the southeast coast of the Arabian Peninsula.
There are a variety of supply and demand side factors that affect economic activity. In addition, government induced policy changes also distort industrial output and technological progress.
We take the following 5 major sectors for quantifying the effect of a change in oil prices on the UAE’s economy.
We estimate the following bivariate regression for each sector:
We estimate the following regression equation for each sector:
Here we control for year fixed effects.
An Event Study on Industries -Change in VAT Policy
This study will aim to capture the administrative and financial challenges of the imposition of VAT on various industries. This will be analyzed along with upsides of VAT implementation, which may include increased business efficiency, market opportunity for advisory firms who specialize in VAT terms and improved infrastructure for the country. This research project proposal is based on UAE’s new VAT policy according to which there was an imposition of 5 percent VAT rate at the start of 2018.
Economic and Social Costs of Naturalization Labor Policies
The objective of this is to understand the impact of naturalization on labor markets and wages. Our hunch is that wages are expected to rise, which in turn may be inflationary. This is because firms are expected to employ locals and that too at higher salary even if they are not preferred.