Launch of Expert Network- Nemo


Noble Group, the research led Anglo-Indian investment bank has announced the launch of its expert network- Nemo. Nemo will be comprised of independent experts with deep domain knowledge in the areas of investment hypothesis testing/ support, M&A and private equity, and corporate strategic support. 

In addition to their Expert Network, Noble Group continues to offer fundamental bottom-up research.  Noble is a provider of fundamental research on approximately 170+ small and mid cap companies in the  UK and India. The firm uses both primary and secondary data analysis as well as forensic accounting. Noble Group is among a list of firms featured in Integrity’s recent ResearchFocus Report- Forensic Accounting, Earnings Quality Short Ideas Research, for capabilities in European short / sell ideas generation.

 The launch of Nemo adds to the 40+ expert networks tracked by Integrity.  A ResearchFocus report on the expert network space is due to be released in June. This report will include company information on the participants and the results of our buy-side survey.  

 We have included the press release below: 

05/02/2009 Noble, the research led Anglo-Indian investment bank specialising in mid and small cap companies, today announces that it has launched Nemo, a network of experts providing targeted insights to the investment community.  Nemo will act as an intermediary, setting up consultations between its clients and experts. From the client’s perspective, Nemo will find and vet the right experts to address the client’s specific questions and ultimately support their investment decision making As part of a research led investment bank, Nemo is well placed to offer this service harnessing and building both on Noble’s existing capabilities to find and vet experts and on Noble’s deep understanding of how the investment community approaches investment decisions.   The network is targeted at institutional investors, private equity houses, M&A practitioners and corporate management teams with an interest in UK and Indian stocks and ventures. The network provides relevant and valuable insights that are independently sourced and not widely available.  Nemo’s independent experts can help its clients in the following areas: 

    •  Institutional Investors – investment hypothesis testing/support, management due diligence, immediate market insight, product or technology appraisal
    •  M&A and Private Equity – target or buyer insights, management and commercial due diligence, origination and opportunity screening, region and country insight
    • Corporate Strategic Support – market entry and diversification, strategic partner due diligence, M&A origination, target/buyer insights, confidential support for Non-executives

 Nemo’s network is deepest in the UK and India, reflecting Noble’s geographic focus and has particular strengths in the following sectors: 

    • UK – climate change, healthcare, general financials, insurance, leisure, media, support services and technology
    • India – consumer, energy, financial services, infrastructure and technology as well as access to government

 Dan Freedman, Managing Director of Nemo commented: “We are delighted to have launched Nemo which we believe will provide an invaluable source of information and intelligence for our clients.  Our experts will be carefully selected and we will act as an intermediary in order to set up consultations between our clients and experts. We feel that there is a real gap in the market for a UK and India focused network developed by and for the investment community.” Nick-Paulson-Ellis, Head of Equities at Noble commented: “Nemo has emerged from Noble’s in-house expert sourcing capability and complements our fundamental approach to equity research. We believe Nemo is a strong addition to the services Noble provides our clients” 


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