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FT Group acquires Wavteq product and consulting assets

On the 1st March 2023, the Financial Times Group (FT Group) acquired the product and consulting divisions of Wavteq Group Limited (Wavteq). The brands; Amplify, IncentivesFlow, InvestmentFlow, InvestmentMap, Influencers and their strategy and development services have joined the fDi Intelligence portfolio.

FT has not acquired the lead generation division of Wavteq, which can be found at Wavteq's website* .

These products and services greatly complement our fDi Intelligence portfolio and as a newly combined group, offer an unrivalled centre of excellence globally, providing news and analysis, data tools, events and strategic guidance for the industry.

*This link is provided for your convenience only. FT has no control over this third party or its website and is not responsible for any Wavteq products, services, materials or information.
fDi Institute (FDI Certification)
fDi Institute is a subscription service which provides practical tools you need to enhance your skills and knowledge as an economic developer. As well as professional certification, eLearning subscribers also benefit from access to specifically developed report content and the latest thinking on issues ranging from policy to practice.

It provides you with the opportunity to update and refresh critical knowledge and key skills to enhance both personal and organisational effectiveness.
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Amplify (IPA/EDO CRM)
Amplify enables EDOs and IPAs to manage their entire investor life-cycle. Facilitating the attraction of new investments and relationship building. Engage with investors to achieve their potential and support existing investors by maximising aftercare/BRE.
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IncentivesFlow is the only global deal database tracking real-time financial incentives awarded to companies for foreign and domestic investment projects.
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InvestmentFlow is a suite of database platforms which track domestic investments in Canada, and the UK. It is the only data source tracking domestic investments real time at the project, company, and sector level. These databases are used by EDOs and IPAs, consulting firms, and companies to analyse trends in domestic investment at the national and sub-national levels, to conduct industry and market analysis, to benchmark locations, and to identify new investment leads of domestically expanding companies. The platforms track 4-5 times more domestic direct investments than foreign direct investment and are essential to understand the latest investment trends in countries, regions, and cities.
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InvestmentMap is a highly innovative solution to track all investments in your location, measure organisational performance and the quality and economic impact of investment, and to market your location to the world.

The Investment Map software provides an FDI accounting platform which is the industry benchmark in how to track and measure investments in your location. The platform has advanced functionality across data management, import, export, filtering, search and analytical tools.
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Influencers is a unique online platform providing a complete solution for EDOs and IPAs to develop and implement an intermediary strategy. Influencers helps to connect you with investment intermediaries in your country and in every country worldwide.
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Our Services

  • Strategy & Development - Practical and result driven FDI strategies. Combined with our industry leading data and investment products we can help define the competitive advantage of a location, assess the opportunities, identify where there is market demand, and develop practical strategies that can be realistically implemented to generate more trade and investment.
  • Market Intelligence - Our Market Intelligence division works in support of our client projects and products as well as undertaking a range of bespoke data projects for clients.
  • FDI Training - Training and capacity building for clients. We provide 3 levels of training for economic development organisations (EDOs) clients.
  • - eLearning through fDi Institute
    - Customised training programme
    - Longer term capacity building