New Publication: Dairy Ingredients Market in the GCC, Egypt, Iran, Iraq & Libya 2016

Pre-Publication Price: US$7,000 (10 countries)

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Arab Markets, Global Standards

IMES diverse international base enabled the company to maintain its growth through major projects in South East Asia, China, the Caribbean and elsewhere, while continuing to work as much as possible in the Middle East.

Our Clients

Our services are used by a diverse international and regional client base across businesses, governments and institutions.

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The IMES Methodology

IMES Consulting uses a research approach which is proven across a wide range of sectors to deliver comprehensive and accurate information.

Iran Dairy and Soft Drinks Reports (July 2014)

New IMES Reports on the Dairy and Soft Drinks markets in Iran, with significant analysis on on regional markets within Iran (North & Central, East and South regions)

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Iraq Dairy and Soft Drinks Reports 2014

IMES has published new reports on the Dairy and Soft Drinks markets in Iraq, highlighting the regional market situation within Iraq (Kurdistan, Central and South regions)

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KSA, UAE and Oman Poultry Reports 2014

Annual update on the poultry markets in KSA, UAE and Oman with overview of the GCC markets

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New publication: The Poultry Market in Saudi Arabia (June 2015)

Annual update on the KSA poultry market with overview of the GCC markets

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IMES undertakes four main types of consultancy project:

Feasibility Study: “Is this a viable business venture?”

An IMES feasibility study outlines and analyzes between one and several alternatives or methods of achieving business success proposed by a client. It is used to narrow the scope of the project in order to identify the best business alternative for the client’s situation. This becomes the basis for a business plan.

However, we do not hesitate to tell a client if a proposed venture is deemed not to be feasible. In this case, efforts may be made to correct its deficiencies, other alternatives may be explored, or the idea is dropped.

Conducting a feasibility study is a good business practice and there are many reasons to do so:

  • Gives focus to the project and outline alternatives
  • Narrows business alternatives
  • Surfaces new opportunities through the investigative process
  • Identifies reasons not to proceed
  • Enhances the probability of success by addressing and mitigating factors early on that could affect the project
  • Provides quality information for decision making
  • Helps to increase investment in the company
  • Provides documentation that the business venture was thoroughly investigated
  • Helps in securing funding from lending institutions and other sources

A feasibility study is a critical step in the business assessment process and results in a “go/no go” decision. More


Business Plan: “How do we turn this idea into reality?”

A business plan usually follows a feasibility study and deals with only with the alternative or model shown by the feasibility study to be the most attractive. The business plan provides a roadmap of how the business will be created and developed.

The business plan addresses two fundamental issues:

  • The revenues that may reasonably be generated by the project, and how these are to be achieved
  • The costs associated with this in terms of the resources that will be needed and how they will be used.

The business plan typically consists of:

  • Quantified sales objectives, based on achievement of a target market share or another appropriate measure
  • A description of the business structure necessary to achieve these sales – facilities, equipment, people, vehicles, raw materials, marketing etc.
  • Costings for these resources
  • Planned income statements (profit and loss accounts), balance sheets and cash flow statements for three, five or ten years of operation.

IMES business plans are prepared by a multi-disciplinary team consisting of both business consultants and professionally qualified accountants. More


Performance Improvement: “How can our marketing and sales functions work more effectively?”

Helping Arab-world companies perform to global standards in marketing and sales is a key part of IMES mission.

  • Diagnostic – an examination of current people, processes and systems to determine what is working well, and what isn’t
  • Priority Area Action Plan – working closely with client management, we develop a plan to address the deficiencies identified, however large or small
  • Change Implementation – we support client management in making the improvements needed, whether through training, introduction of new processes or design of new systems.

On some occasions, we may identify the need for specific knowledge or skills beyond those of IMES own team. In these cases, we can call on a roster of proven and experienced independent professionals able to provide these skills. More


IPO Support: “Independent assessment of a company’s future prospects to support the sale of shares”

Increasingly, companies in the region are raising cash by making ‘Initial Public Offerings’ of their shares. To ensure that the public is protected, the market regulators (e.g. Saudi Arabia’s Capital Market Authority) require a strict process to be followed before shares can be valued and issued. This process includes an assessment of the company’s current market status and future prospects carried out by a recognised, independent, professional Market Consultant. IMES has now taken this role in numerous regional IPO’s, and is a preferred adviser to several of the region’s main investment banks.

IMES has also acted in this capacity in support of several ‘private placements’ of shares. More

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