Raven Research

Unlocking Growth Opportunities Through Research Excellence

In today’s globalised business landscape, obtaining accurate and insightful market intelligence is paramount for businesses aiming to navigate dynamic markets successfully. Raven Research specialise in international market research, collaborating closely with public and private sector clients, we deliver comprehensive market intelligence, research, and analytics tailored to their specific needs and objectives.

Focused research to support the implementation of the strategic and operational plan, working in partnership with public and private sector clients to deliver insightful market intelligence, research, & analytics.

Global Market Intelligence teamwork with a global network to offer and develop accurate and detailed global insights into an organisation’s desired market.

International Market entry, either organically or through M&A. Provide enhanced research, planning and implementation support to work alongside the corporate finance and transactional workflow.

International market entry strategy (new product or new geography) supporting the proposition development, opportunity analysis, market mapping and target identification, either organically or by acquisition. Support to assess funding requirement and sources.

SME programs focused on export growth, but also have an acquisition or funding requirement e.g. US to Europe growth.

Partnering with a range of both public and private sector global clients to secure business from some of the world’s largest corporations. Provide bespoke B2B lead generation, account management & buyer development services.

We have worked with over 100 development agencies across the globe, securing over three hundred new investments which supplied 11,000 new jobs and capital investment in excess of $1 billion.

We have won new business from some of the world’s largest companies and corporations and offer a wealth of experience in the development and delivery of strategic accounts.

Strong understanding of the FDI process and how to navigate it, the factors which drive investment decisions, and more importantly, how regions need to position and market themselves in the face of increasing global competition.

Expertise in FDI, international growth, and export development ensuring international growth processes runs smoothly.

Our experienced Trade Team, supported by staff in Raven’s overseas offices can accelerate and de-risk the entrance into new markets and further corporate international growth.

Sales/customer identification and research/analysis to support growth into new markets – either through M&A or organically.

Covering a range of industries, sectors, and regions, provide clients with an in-depth analysis that allows organisations to better understand the target market and identify real buyer opportunities.

Provision of market intelligence in an in-depth and understandable manner so that clients can make sense of their target markets and buyers and make informed decisions for their business.

Raven specialise in conducting in-depth M&A research aimed at providing our clients with critical insights into potential acquisitions and the process involved. Bedded in the strategic rationale for acquisition, Raven will assist companies to navigate the process and transaction successfully. With a focus on both domestic and international markets, our research strives to uncover untapped opportunities, assess potential risks, and facilitate informed decision-making through the M&A process.

We have the expertise, network and research tools to provide our clients with targeted research to identify acquisition opportunities. Our research capabilities enables decision-makers to recognise emerging trends, anticipate market movements, and strategically position themselves to capitalise on opportunities for growth and expansion. We have assisted many clients through the process of identifying an acquisition, evaluating the target, approaching the target shareholders and successfully undertaking the resultant transaction.

Understanding of Company Strategy

Raven will work alongside the Management Team to understand the strategic direction of the Company, including rationale for bolt-on acquisitions, as well as the ability to fund acquisitions.

Definition of Target Prospect

With the Strategic rationale in mind, Raven will define the ideal target prospect and set target criteria including Services, Geography and Financials.

Sample List Build

Leverage our Research Capabilities and various data sources to build a sample list.

Present the Sample List to Management and revise the Definition of Target Prospect if required.

Long List Build

Build the long list of potential acquisitions in line with Definition of Target Prospect.

Long List can include target information including overview of the Business, Location, Services, Financial Highlights, Customers and Shareholders. 

Short List Qualification

Work alongside the Company to review the Long List of potential acquisitions to prioritise targets for contact.

Raven will identify key contacts and contact information for each prioritised target.

Sector Analysis

Market sector analytics particularly for growth-focused companies.

Provision of research and business intelligence to Private Equity and Venture Capital firms who require Intel to grow investee companies into new markets (geography or service-focused).

M&A Opportunities research (buy-side, sell-side or Private Equity Investment Opportunities) within specific sectors for companies and investors

Supporting analysis for inter-company sales e.g. research for Raven M&A, fund-raising, investments or wealth teams.

Sector and market analysis provides a bank of knowledge for clients to access.


Company Profiles

Company valuations, multiples information and transaction data are commonly required before or during a transaction to create or support transactions or activity.

Competitor/company-specific analysis.


Investment Signals

Potential acquirors/investors analysis.

Investment data in the sector/sub-sector for companies and investors.


Route to Market

Support in assessing and implementing the route to market aligned to the Strategic Plan. This is linked to the growth and exit strategy that is developed as part of the transaction and exit planning process.


CDD – Investor/Acquiror Transaction Reporting

Transaction commercial diligence on potential company or private equity investments/acquisitions to diligence the investment thesis. This will assess the commercial performance and future growth potential of the businesses.

CDD – Vendor Commercial Due Diligence

Vendor commercial due diligence – support clients throughout the process, from strategy support and business planning to full commercial vendor due diligence.

CDD – Systems & Processes Review

Specialist systems and processes commercial diligence on potential company or private equity investments/acquisitions to diligence the investment thesis. This will assess the commercial performance and future growth potential of the businesses.

CDD – Specialist Reporting

Customer experience tracking – Understanding sentiment amongst a customer base can both unlock new opportunities and open the door to diagnosing and remedying potential issues. Designing and executing both B2B and B2C research programmes and can deliver tailored exercises to address a broad range of business challenges.

Research Team

Raven brings together experienced professionals from multiple complementary disciplines to provide our clients with value-adding advice. Our team have experience on a global basis across all our service lines, aligned with a worldwide network and specialist domain knowledge.

John Haran


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Vicki Chiu


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Ciaran O’Hare


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John Haran


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Vicki Chiu


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Ciaran O’Hare


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What we do

We provide a range of complementary services to support the full life cycle of company growth and wealth creation.

Corporate
Strategic
Review
Shareholder
Financial
Review
Strategic
Planning
International
Markets
M&A
Research
Business
Intelligence
Systems,
Strategy
& Reporting
Digital
Adoption
& Transformation
Value
Creation
M&A
Sell-Side
M&A
Buy-Side
Funding
& Investment
Private
Client
Financial Planning
Corporate
Financial
Planning
Family
Wealth Services

What we do

We provide a range of complementary services to support the full life cycle of company growth and wealth creation.

International
Markets
M&A
Research
Business
Intelligence
Systems, Strategy & Reporting
Digital Adoption & Transformation
Value
Creation
M&A
Sell-Side
M&A
Buy-Side
Funding &
Investment
Private Client Financial Planning
Corporate Financial
Planning
Family Wealth
Services
Corporate
Strategic Review
Shareholder
Financial Review
Strategic
Planning