GloBIS was founded in Chicago in 2003 to provide its clients with difficult-to-access business information, such as China company investigations, market research, and databases. Responding to customers’ needs to learn about the foreign affiliates of Chinese companies we reviewed, by 2004 GloBIS was offering Credit Reports on any company, any size, anywhere in the world.

In fact, GloBIS’ product line is a direct reflection of what our clients require to fill their information void: a client used our list of Russian imports to learn from whom his competition was importing and at what price; our Background Investigation of a potential South African representative for our client revealed he was using false diplomatic credentials and had been sued for fraud; the Site Visits we do worldwide for a very large company provide a neutral third party review of their distributors, keeping them in compliance with their corporate social responsibility standards;  the Credit Checks one of our clients orders on all its international business partners has enabled it to get Export Import Bank guarantees, skyrocketing its international sales; our Market Research concerning a specific drug’s development in China showed our client who was doing what, where, how far they’d gotten in the approval and testing process, etc. – this was proprietary information which influenced the customer’s direction for the next several years.

Clients include the US Government, the Chinese Ministry of Commerce, a few Fortune 100s, some law firms, investment firms, private and public companies worldwide. GloBIS is proud to be a Strategic Partner of the US Commercial Service, and also a US Export Import Bank approved provider of credit reports.


Accurate Due Diligence and Market Intelligence worldwide;
Fortune 500 quality with small business agility and pricing;
Background Investigations on companies and individuals globally, Site Visits, Reference Checking, highly customized Market Research, Database Lists of Companies and Individuals, Import/Export Customs Records, etc.

GloBIS finds information you need to know to improve your decision making and raise your competitive edge.


In 2004, GloBIS won the US Department of Commerce’s worldwide search for a new contractor to supply their International Company Profile (ICP) reports on Chinese companies. Please follow this link for further information on the US Commercial Service China Due Diligence services.

We also greatly appreciate the reference to us on the Web site of the Economic and Commercial Section of the Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in San Francisco. Please see Chinese Consulate San Francisco for further information on us there.

GloBIS in the News:

Please follow these links to see a GoDaddy feature interview of Managing Director Louise Kern, an AP article and a Compliance Week article mentioning GloBIS.

Bio —

Louise M. Kern, Managing Director
With over 30 years of international experience, Louise M. Kern began working in the business information industry in 1996. In 1998 she moved to Vienna, Austria as the head of European Operations for a top US business information company. Ms. Kern returned to her native Chicago in 2000 to head the International Division of the same company, expanding their coverage to include data on non-US companies. Seeing the surging need for high quality business information in the increasingly global economy, Ms. Kern founded Global Business Information Services, Inc. (GloBIS) in 2003 to cater particularly to the growing number of small and medium sized enterprises expanding internationally.

Initially focusing exclusively on China business information, GloBIS forged partnerships with leading Chinese private and quasi-governmental credit reporting and market research enterprises, beating venerable international business information companies to win the US Commercial Service’s contract as its source for International Company Profile (ICP) reports on Chinese companies in the fall of 2004. That same year, GloBIS expanded its coverage to include information on businesses and individuals in over 200 countries.

Clients now also span the globe, ranging from one-person operations to Fortune 100s, International Law Firms, Investment Houses, and several Governments.

Ms. Kern has lived in mainland China, Austria, Germany, and France. She speaks fluent Mandarin and German, and is conversant in French. She has a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from the University of Chicago and a graduate diploma from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Nanjing University campus. Ms. Kern has been a Board Member of the International Trade Association of Greater Chicago and International Women Associates, and was appointed by the Mayor of Chicago to the Chicago Sister Cities China Committee.