Business intelligence and market entry support in developing economies throughout the world.


We are a business intelligence and market entry specialist helping investors and management reduce risk and plan for success in India, South Asia and other developing economies.

IHI was established by IMM, a market entry company, and Harsil Associates, a business intelligence agency. Both IMM and Harsil have many years’ experience in the South Asian theatre.

Our case work relies on intelligence specialists, investigative journalists, experienced accountants, diplomats, and business practitioners with front line experience.

We offer clear, hard-to-access business intelligence as well as practical advice on how to prosper in challenging markets.

Who we are


Dean Nelson – Founder of Harsil Associates, former Editor of the Sunday Times Insight Team and South Asia Editor of the Daily Telegraph. Lead investigator for international corporations and global business intelligence companies.

Jasper Reid – Founder and Chief Executive of IMM with 20 years’ experience at John Swire and Sons, Macquarie Capital and IMM companies. He has established four businesses in India since 1997 in various sectors.

Arthur Snell – Managing Director of Orbis Business Intelligence. He was British High Commissioner to Trinidad and Tobago, served in diplomatic postings in Nigeria, Iraq and Yemen and was Head of the UK FCO’s prevent counter-terrorism programme.

Jackie Callcut OBE – Former CEO of AgustaWestland (India); Senior Business Development Manager EADS India and Head of Defence Exports at the British High Commission India. Jackie has served at UK missions in Eastern Europe and Latin America and is a board member of the UK India Business Council.

Kalyan Bose – Partner, international accounting firm, with 40 years’ experience of setting up businesses, M&A and due diligence in developing markets. President of the British Business Group Delhi and India board member of the UK India Business Council.

David Loyd – Director, IMM and formerly Chairman of CityUK India and Global Head of Strategic Markets for Dresdner Kleinwort Benson covering Asia, India, Latin America and Russia. Senior advisor at Langham Capital (India).


What we do

IHI draws on the best intelligence-gathering resources and local market knowledge to offer clear insights and practical advice on how to enter, operate in, and manage some of the world’s most challenging markets.

Our services include:

Discreet enhanced due diligence reports

Actionable insights on potential suppliers and partners; who they are and how their practices may affect your brand and business.

Arbitration and litigation support

Support when relationships break down, from fraud and corruption inquiries to asset-tracing investigations.

Country risk reports

Detailed reports on the political and regulatory landscape, human rights, anti-bribery and corruption compliance as well as advice on how policy changes impact investments and operations.

Strategic communications

Clear advice drawn from our network of associates including diplomatic, political and business editors to make sure your voice is heard in complex situations.

Supply chain management investigations

Compliance support from health, safety and manufacturing best-practice to the prevention of child and bonded labour.


Market selection and planning

Market selection and planning, mergers and acquisition support, transaction management and operational set-up.

We assemble the right team for each project and operate to the highest ethical standards in compliance with UK, EU, US and other relevant legislation.