Strategic Social Holdings
"Strategic Social's experience with inSight Solutions Advisors was extremely positive. Their mix of desk side and on-the-ground research made for informative and compelling business recommendations. Anytime we had specific questions or wanted introductions to a person in East Africa, inSight was able to quickly make it happen. We certainly would recommend them to anyone looking to expand their business in East Africa."
Location: East Africa
Sector: Private Equity
Start Date: August 2011
Deal Size: $0.5-$2 million
Status: Strategic Advisory, Investment Identification
Strategic Social Holdings is a service disabled veteran owned expeditionary holding firm with more than seven years of corporate experience owning and operating successful businesses in challenging and austere environments. With permanent staff and offices in Washington D.C., Silicon Valley, Baghdad, Kabul, Basra, and Kandahar, we are uniquely positioned to provide expedient and efficient services across a range of capabilities to include media and research, technology services and construction management. The company has successfully established thriving and profitable media and construction firms in both Iraq and Afghanistan with a robust nationwide reach across both countries. Since 2003, Strategic Social Holdings has successfully provided on-the-ground capabilities in some of the most difficult to access areas on earth. Our expeditionary approach provides customers with an understanding of the cultures they wish to access, cost effective and high quality construction and Operations and Maintenance (O&M) services and technology solutions including custom web portal and database development. Strategic Social's services and solutions are utilized by customers in the public, private and not for profit sectors.
inSight began speaking with CEO Matt Tirman back in early 2011 on the investment landscape in East Africa. After several weeks of discussions, Strategic Social decided to employ inSight to help identify specific opportunities in the Media and ICT space within East Africa with the final objective to establish a fund in this region.
inSight has identified to date several opportunities and, working closely with Strategic Social, further vetting their value vis-a-vis Strategic Social's investment criteria and long-term goals for the region.
inSight has completed its investment report providing major trends and on-the-ground perceptions of the media and ICT sector in East Africa. SSH is now considering its next moves in the region.