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History

  • 1950
    (The late) Khalil H Masri, a senior bank credit information officer, starts compiling the first independent business and credit information database in Lebanon.
     
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    1980
    After a long career at Banque Al-Ahli SAL then at Banque de la Meditérranée SAL, Khalil H Masri establishes KAM, a small-sized credit information agency. KAM has minimal financial and material resources, but possesses a unique database compiled throughout 30 years of hard work.
  • 1984
    Khalil H Masri and Habib K Masri establish Khalil Masri et Fils Sarl, operating out of a rented one-room office, and without any employed personnel.

    Khalil Masri et Fils Sarl takes the continuation of the activity of KAM.
     
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    1985
    Khalil Masri et Fils Sarl moves to office premises in Beirut, Mar Nicolas sector, Michel de Bustros street.

    Khalil Masri et Fils Sarl becomes a local correspondent and credit information agent of COFACE, the leading French and international credit insurance group.
  • 1986
    Khalil Masri et Fils Sarl becomes the local correspondent and agent/distributor of Dun & Bradstreet, the leading U.S. and international business information group.
     
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    1987
    Khalil Masri et Fils Sarl is entrusted by DUCROIRE, the Belgian and international credit insurer.
  • 1991
    Control Union (Middle East) Sarl is founded, and becomes the first official member of the Control Union inspection group in a Middle East and North Africa (MENA) country.
     
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    1992
    Masri Collection & Recovery Sarl is founded, and is the first independent provider in Lebanon of receivables collection and debts recovery services.
  • 1996
    Kompass Lebanon Sarl is established, as local licensee of Kompass Neuenschwander SA (presently Kompass International SA).

    Kompass Lebanon Sarl is the first official licensee of the Kompass System in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

    The first Kompass Lebanon directory is published (in hard copy) in 1999.
     
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    1998
    Masri Etudes et Expertises Sarl is founded, taking the continuation of the studies and valuation activity of Khalil Masri et Fils Sarl
  • 1998
    Sadaoui & Masri Surveyors Sarl is established, in association with the Aleppo-based Sadaoui family
     
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    1998
    Khalil Masri et Fils group relocates in new large office premises in Basha Gardens, Jisr El-Bacha, Sin El-Fil
  • 2000
    Masri Corporate Credit Reporting Sal is founded, in association with ORT SA (France). The firm launches the first on-line Enterprise information and rating service in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, and arguably in all Emerging Markets worldwide.
     
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    2001
    Khalil Masri et Fils is a founding shareholder of The Lebanese Credit Insurer Sal, the first private sector commercial credit insurance company in the MENA region.
  • 2001
    Masri Consumer Credit Reporting Sarl is founded. The firm launches the first specialized consumer credit reporting service in Lebanon, and arguably in all Emerging Markets worldwide.
     
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    2007
    In collaboration with foreign experts in finance, Masri Corporate Credit Reporting Sal upgrades its Enterprise rating system to meet the BASLE II requirements of credit rating. Implementation was completed in 2007.
  • 2010
    Khalil Masri et Fils Sarl becomes member of CreditAlliance, a large and major international network of business and credit information providers.
     
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    2010
    Control Union (Middle East) Sarl, which already operates in Syria since several years, establishes a wholly-owned subsidiary in the Syrian Arabic Republic, Control Union (Syria) LTD, based in Tartous.
  • 2014
    Khalil Masri et Fils Sarl, Masri Corporate Credit Reporting Sarl and Masri Consumer Credit Reporting Sarl will merge to form Khalil Masri et Fils Sal.
    The Khalil Masri et Fils group adopts the brand name MASRI.
    The group has a new website comprising all entities and activities.
     
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