Selected references

Newpharma Online pharmacy in Be, NL, FR, GE, AT, CH, ...
Voli The market leader in grocery retail in Montenegro
X5 Retail Group X5 is a leading, modern, multi-format Russian retailer. A brand of Anglesey Food, is a leading grocery retail chain in Uzbekistan.
Minii Delguur LLC One of the largest grocery retailers in Mongolia, present on the market with 16 stores in supermarket and hypermarket formats.
AI Retailer Systems Provider of AI solutions for checkout-less stores.
Julius Meinl International manufacturer and retailer of coffee, gourmet foods and other grocery products.
Phoenix group A leading healthcare provider in Europe, currently operating in 27 countries
Lenzing World leading company in fiber
Refah Iranian leading supermarket chain
Atakarejo Leading Cash & Carry chain in Brasilian Bahia region
ADD-Capital Investment company focusing on real estate, manufacturing and oil and gas industry.
NOX Management Investment company from the IFA group focused on the food and beverage sector in the GCC.
Inflexion UK’s leading independent mid-market private equity house
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EBRD International developmental investment bank.
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The Doha Group Real estate and construction company in Qatar, more than ten subsidiary businesses.
Morgan Stanley Investment bank with offices around the world.
Lenta Hypermarket group in Russia. 142 hypermarkets, 32 supermarkets.
ASAAS Muscat National Development and Investment Company, Oman
House of Fraser British department store group with over 60 stores across the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Alteri Investors LLP Investment company, active in UK, Germany and Benelux.
Bord Bia Irish Food Board
TPG Global private investment firm, 18 offices worldwide
Jerónimo Martins Food retailer, 2800 stores in Portugal, Poland, Colombia
Auctor Invest Croatian Investment Management company
Iceland Foods Frozen foods retailer, 730 outlets- EU, South Africa, Dubai
A101 Turkish discounter, changing weekly offers, 2.450 outlets
Clerys Clerys was a long-established department store in Dublin, Ireland.
Frostkrone Producer of frozen finger food and snacks.
Georgia Whlsl market concept: Georgian border- textile, frozen, etc.
Viktoria-Dixy Group (part of a project consortium) Russian food disount. 1385 discounters, 42 hyper-  and supermarkets
O’key Group Russian retail group, 86 stores in 20 largest cities, 435,000 sq m sales space
ATB (part of a project consortium) Food discount, biggest Ukrainian retailer, over 1000 stores
Gippo (part of a project consortium) Belarus’ hypermarket format, 10 stores
proStor (part of a project consortium) Ukrainian drogerie, over 150 outlets
5th Element (part of a project consortium) Belarus’ consumer electronics retail, 33 outlets
Korablik (part of a project consortium) Russian children's department store, over 100 outlets
acteragroup Largest private equity firm focused on Turkey ($1.6 bn)
INVESTCORP Leading global alternative investments provider ($10.5 bn)
Advent International Global private equity firm focused on buyouts
McKinsey & Company American global management consulting firm
J.P.Morgan Cazenove Investor relations team


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Armin Burger. CEO Fresh Market, part of the O'Key Group. Russia. 2015

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Peter Samir. Abdullatif Alissa Group Holding Co., Saudi Arabia. 2015

Paul Foley worked closely with the Dixy Marketing and Sales Operations team to deliver a new merchandising concept. The result was rolled out during 2013 and was part of our ongoing programme to modernise and constantly improve the Dixy business. I would be happy to recommend Paul Foley and the work he does as pragmatic and really relevant in todays market.

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