France: Unlocking Corporate Secrets

FRANCE Unlocking Corporate Secrets

"Every time we send a man out, we consider it an expedition, a real trip into the desert. We always go fully equipped, taking our own water and supplies, as it were." So says Marc Alexandre, 37, managing director of the Union Internationale d' Analyse Economique et Financière, a Paris-based company better known as Eurofinance. Alexandre's desert is Western Europe, where companies keep information secret that would be routinely available in the U.S. The job of Eurofinance's well-equipped men is to unlock the secrets and break the silence, collecting for...