It’s the sources, stupid

April 5, 2018

As some of you will have noticed, this year is Diligencia’s tenth anniversary and in Nouri’s post about the early days of the company he set out one of the guiding principles of how we compile our company information, namely only using official sources. The emphasis we place on authentic company information is still absolutely […]

Diligencia 10 years on – Part 2

March 28, 2018

As I look back over the last ten years I am struck by the fact that the MENA region has seen seismic changes.  Quite apart from the political upheavals, notably the so-called Arab Spring, which at times led to a revolving door of the subjects we were asked to research, the following cases have had […]

Diligencia 10 years on – Part 1

March 26, 2018

10 years ago this month, I founded Diligencia.  I had no particular grand strategy at that stage, and certainly no formal business plan that I could have presented to potential investors, even if there were any.  All I had was a firm belief that there was a need and a demand for high quality business […]

Blockchain and compliance

March 7, 2018

Everybody’s talking about blockchain.  Or to use its less catchy alternative name, distributed ledger technology (DLT).  It’s the latest thing, and everyone wants a part of it – so much so that a company only needs to mention blockchain and its value immediately soars, as happened to the soft drinks company Long Island Iced Tea […]

Diligencia’s ClarifiedBy.com partners with Arachnys

August 29, 2017

We are pleased to announce that ClarifiedBy.com’s proprietary MENA company information is now available to Arachnys customers via its Investigator and D3 platforms. This partnership is designed to enhance Arachnys’ capabilities in the MENA region by placing Diligencia’s trusted and accurate company information alongside the range of other sources that Investigator and D3 carry. Nouri […]

Announcement of our partnership with LexisNexis

August 7, 2017

We are delighted to announce that Diligencia has entered into a content agreement with LexisNexis, a leading provider of content and technology solutions. Recognising that LexisNexis customers need trusted, reliable company information to take advantage of emerging opportunities—while also mitigating compliance risk—Diligencia was selected by LexisNexis for our content quality. Our company profiles in the […]

Tangier, Morocco and Diligencia – a growth story

November 28, 2016

Last week I made one of my regular trips back to Tangier, the town where I was born and a city where Diligencia now has a team of over 20 researchers helping us provide reliable and accurate company information for the MENA region.  Every time I go back there I am struck by the city’s […]

The new UAE bankruptcy law – surprise announcement?

October 25, 2016

It was announced today that new UAE legislation on bankruptcy had been decreed into law, a first draft of which was only approved by the country’s federal cabinet last month. In a move which may take many of the legal and professional services community by surprise in the speed of its execution, the law will […]

Announcing the launch of ClarifiedBy.com

September 21, 2016

I am delighted to announce the launch of www.ClarifiedBy.com – a new online portal bringing our community access to Diligencia’s accurate and reliable company information for the Middle East & North Africa region. What’s behind the name, you may ask? Simply put, it describes what we do every day; at Diligencia we commit our entire […]

The value of clarity – what have the Panama Papers taught us?

April 14, 2016

As the media hysteria around the so-called Panama Papers begins to subside, it is time to consider what this episode has taught us, if anything – and that does not include the hardly stunning revelation that celebrities, politicians and wealthy individuals worldwide use offshore vehicles to hide their assets and avoid paying tax. Firstly, the […]