Helsinki Business Hub International Benchmark Report 2012 is prepared by GHP’s Head of Business Intelligence and it provides a geographical analysis of cross-border investments in Europe between 2008 and 2011 with a focus on developments in the Nordics and Estonia. Foreign direct investment is when a company whose ultimate parent is in one country invests in another country – either organically (foreign direct investment, FDI), via an M&A or a growth capital investment.
Greater Helsinki Promotion also services cross-border R&D&I finance but it is not yet possible to provide an international analysis of trends in this area.
The report is based on independent sources, namely Ernst & Young’s European Investment Monitor (EIM) and The Zephyr database by Bureau van Dijk. These sources are internationally respected and used by companies, the investment finance community, international agencies, and national, regional and city governments.
Link to the report: HBH-international-benchmark-2012 (pdf)