Helsinki, Finland (PRWEB) January 22, 2009
GIA Group, a global leader in customized Market Intelligence and Strategic Analysis has completed its previously announced merger with Gayer Consulting in Germany and DeskResearch Nederland in the Netherlands. With the new local subsidiaries, GIA Group strengthens its presence in the important Continental European markets. On the other hand, GIA Group improves the local customers' access to its global Market Intelligence resource pool both in terms of industry and geographical expertise.
The newly established local subsidiaries have been named as Global Intelligence Alliance Germany GmbH and Global Intelligence Alliance Benelux B.V., respectively. Carsten Gayer, the founder and Managing Director of Gayer Consulting, will continue as the Managing Director of the GIA Germany business unit. Similarly, Philippe Brandts, the founder and Managing Director of DeskResearch Nederland, will assume the position of Managing Director of the new GIA Benelux business unit.
In the same conjunction, GIA Group is also launching new German and Dutch language websites for the benefit of local customers and interest groups, who are encouraged to find out more about the merged entity and its offering at http://www.globalintelligence.com/germany and http://www.globalintelligence.com/netherlands, respectively.
Markko Vaarnas, CEO of GIA Group said: "We are pleased to complete our merger with Gayer Consulting and DeskResearch Nederland and continue executing on our business plan. Despite the challenging economic times, we believe the growth prospects for the combined company are significant, as the demand for both global and local Market Intelligence increases with the need of managing through uncertainty."
For additional information, please log on to http://www.globalintelligence.com or contact:
Managing Director, Global Intelligence Alliance Germany GmbH
tel. +49(0)201 26690-0
Managing Director, Global Intelligence Alliance Benelux B.V.
tel. +31 (0)20 77 068 77
About Global Intelligence Alliance
Global Intelligence Alliance (GIA, http://www.globalintelligence.com) provides clients with a single source for customized Market Intelligence services: market monitoring, business research and analysis projects, the Intelligence Plaza™ software, consulting and training. Through its full-range service offering, GIA helps customers set up and conduct Market Intelligence activities that serve both strategic and operational decision-making. The GIA network consists of GIA Group companies and independent Member and Research Partner organizations that operate in more than 100 countries. GIA Group was founded in 1995 and is owned by management and private investors. Venture capital funding to support international expansion was obtained in April 2007 from CapMan (http://www.capman.com).