The Ibex Group  is a business advisory firm specializing in international transactions in the technology sector. We help clients prepare for rapid scaling, partnering, new market entry, and multinational expansion.

Our team is present globally and flexibly assembled to handle specific client needs. We've led complex projects, structured & negotiated strategic deals, launched new business units, and integrated acquisitions in more than 100 countries.

Our clients are high-growth ventures, startups, and large matrix-managed MNCs seeking to enter new markets, engage with local partners, and secure operating licenses.

We help clients think clearly as they navigate commercial & legal challenges in complex environments across regions, cultures, and politico-economic models where subtle errors can create lasting or irreversible loss.



About Us

Our work is primarily in the technology sector, including IoT platforms, satellite antenna systems, telecoms equipment & services, wireless network systems, mobile apps, and digital media services. We work with service providers, programmers, inventors, and manufacturers of all types in across many vertical markets.

Our projects often involve the introduction of new technologies into emerging markets to support economic development, impact investments, and sustainability projects.



Our Services

We provide business advice to prepare our clients for rapid scaling, partnering, new market entry, and multinational expansion.

We Simplify

  • Complex contracts, transactions, and projects

  • Joint venture, agency, distribution, licensing, and development agreements

We Open

  • New markets

  • Qualify local partners

  • Setup entities

  • Secure licenses

  • Launch operations

​We Clarify

  • Business models

  • Strategic plans

  • Business plans

  • Go-to-market plans

  • Investor pitches

​We Lead

  • Local legal counsel

  • Professional advisors

  • Work product, budgets




Our Team

The Ibex Group consists of independent professionals based in strategic locations around the world, who are flexibly assembled to address the requirements of each project or transaction.

Jody Daniel Newman

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Newman has served more than 25 years as a business advisor, P&L executive, in-house general counsel, and outside legal counsel, working with some of the world’s most globally oriented companies.


Garold (Gerry) LaRue II

Senior Advisor, Coffee, Cacao, and Tropical Agriculture

For more than 30 years, Mr. LaRue has been leading projects in food security, food safety, product design, supply chain processing, and quality control in developed and emerging markets.

Jim Forbes

Senior Advisor, Technology, Media, and Telecom

Mr. Forbes is a telecommunications executive focused on creating and implementing corporate strategy for highly competitive global technology and telecommunications companies.

Shawna Butler

Associate, Medical & Health Innovation

Ms. Butler is expert in leading collaborative ventures, community engagement, and collective impact strategies. She is focused on the intersection of healthcare, technology, and economic development.

Shy Blick

Associate, Software Development, AI, Machine Learning

Mr. Blick is an accomplished technology pioneer and entrepreneur. He has led and managed technology research, design projects, and cross-border software development teams for more than 25 years.


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