SBM Intelligence is an Africa-focused market intelligence, security analysis and strategic consulting firm that exists to provide analysis of West Africa's socio-political and economic situation through such means as may prove to be expedient. With clients within the business and the wider government community, we aim to provide expert advice on data collection procedures and carry out research to improve survey quality. Our multinational client base includes governments, international agencies, the corporate sector and educational institutions. We also provide our clients with strategic communication and government relations services on request.

We offer comprehensive analysis for and support to governments, businesses and NGOs. SBM Intelligence runs a Nigeria-wide network of contacts and associates. Our clients benefit from the extensive capabilities of our personnel, built up through careers in the public and private sectors, as well as in the media.

Since 2013, we have provided data analytics and strategic solutions to clients across various sectors in Nigeria, Benin, Ghana, Cameroon, Côte d'Ivoire, Kenya, South Africa, the United Kingdom and France.

What we do...


Equipped with a team of data engineers, scientists and analysts, SBM Intelligence can implement several qualitative and quantitative research methods, leveraging leading-edge technological tools to stay the market leader in predictive analytics. We are known for our expertise in risk and strategy, from early warning, global risks, and exposure modelling to market evaluation, trend and sustainability analysis and scenario planning.

Our clients include technology startups, corporations, FMCG companies, media, multilateral organisations, investors, insurers, and governments across Africa.

We collect primary data
We employ various data modelling and bespoke monitoring techniques to collect, aggregate, analyse and store your data. We use a hybrid data management system to help prepare your data to be compatible with modern AI and cloud platforms. Beyond data mining, we help visualise primary data to create actionable insights. By doing this, we make your data accessible for business-ready analytics.

For research not requiring our high-level data science team, we employ various data collection methodologies such as in-person, telephone, and mail interviews. Our methods can be used separately or combined depending on the survey design. Our Data Collection Methodology (DCM) team advises on data collection methods for all ONS social and business surveys and the Census. With clients both within the industry and the wider government community, we aim to provide expert advice on data collection procedures and carry out research leading to improvements in survey quality.

We unveil possibilities
We know the African socioeconomic and political clime and understand how these sectors intersect. Our market intelligence team, using data discovery and business intelligence tools, help our client establish a foothold or increase their presence in markets across the continent.

As part of our offerings, SBM Intelligence helps to cover a variety of analysis from would-be routes to market, competitor, substitute products or services, market growth predictions analysis to market size calculations.

We keep you informed
We combine an in-depth understanding of Africa with strategic communication skills and a commitment to standards of excellence. Our in-house team of analysts cover a broad range of expertise around geopolitical, economic, financial, strategy, policies, business and investment around the continent. We develop impactful research findings and recommendations about marketplace dynamics, helping our clients develop micro and macro risk coverage and offering advice to inform businesses and clients to negotiate complex markets.

We provide reliable, credible, and quality information on the African markets, leading business news, research, company, economic, and financial data resources that aggregate news, data, and research from independent analysts and premium sources across African financial markets.

We keep an eye on the competition
We curate from multiple data streams to compile, analyse and synthesise political, economic and market data to produce well-written weekly and monthly African market and submarket reports to help our clients stay ahead of the curve.

By offering a full range of competitive intelligence solutions, our training and consulting offerings help clients develop and leverage their internal resources, knowledge, and capabilities. Building on those internal capabilities, SBM Intelligence��s research and strategy offerings provide world-class external validation and analysis.

We respect your privacy
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