Predictive Financial Intelligence

Capitol Intelligence Group (www.capitolintelgroup.com) provides predictive financial intelligence facilitating deal completion in the world’s premier early growth markets of North Africa and the Middle East, Africa and AF-PAK/Central Asia.  Capitol Intelligence also includes a US national news service, Black Business News (BBN) to be based in CI Global HQ in Anacostia, DC.

In order to provide its subscribers with a full-service offering of predictive financial intelligence, Capitol Intelligence Group provides forward looking news (financial, regulatory, commodity, and political risk), deal sources (forward-looking origination and deal flow opportunities), deal information (via financial statements, M&A documents, and project sources), a corporate and regulatory database, commodity market intelligence and insight, and compliance connections.

Furthermore, Safe Harbor Global, a fully-owned subsidiary, organizes and hosts interactive investment missions, investor conferences, and provides exclusive due diligence partnerships for transactions.


Capitol Intelligence Group has recruited key journalists for each of their markets; each of the 10 key individuals strategically positioned around the coverage area and generating exclusive content to Capitol Intelligence subscribers. Subscriptions are sold by a specialized sales team with long standing relationships with C-Suite and government decision makers.

Corporate Structure

Capitol Intelligence Group is an incorporated US company and owner of Capitol Intelligence Jordan, a registered Jordanian media company.


Peter K. Semler – Chief Executive Editor and founder
Prior to launching Capitol Intelligence, Peter was the Washington, DC Bureau Chief for Mergermarket (Dealreporter/Debtwire) of the Financial Times and personally headed political/economic coverage of the US House of Representatives and Senate.

Before moving back to his native Washington, Peter launched Mergermarket’s foreign coverage starting in Italy and later opened the news services bureaus in Italy, Switzerland, Eastern Europe, Russia/CIS, Middle East and North Africa and was instrumental to start-up’s 2006 sale to the Financial Times for USD 200m.

Peter worked as an investigative journalist and business reporter for the Sunday Times of London and launched Bloomberg Business News in Italy in the early 1990s. Peter started his career as a police reporter for the City News of Bureau of Chicago.

Aleksander Nowacki – Managing Editor CI MENA

Before joining Capitol Intelligence, Aleksander was the Warsaw Bureau for Mergermarket (Dealreporter/Debtwire) of the Financial Times and played an instrumental role in high-lighting Poland’s role as the financial center of New Europe.

Prior to mergermarket, Aleksander was the editorial director of Interfax Central Europe based in Warsaw and managed a team of a half-dozen reporters and journalist.  He also worked for Poland’s national news agency PAP and the English language business publication Warsaw Business Journal.

Aleksander was educated at Brasenose College, Oxford with a BA (Hons) in Ancient and Modern History and is a graduate of Eton College.  He has mother tongue fluency in English and Polish and speaks French and German and recently appeared in an off-Broadway play in New York.

Capitol Intelligence Group International Advisory Board

Zyad Benaissa – Chairman.
Zyad is currently the Regional Manager for the Middle East for Agfa. Zyad graduated with honors from the University of Chicago and earned an MBA from NYU Stern School of Business. Zyad is a dual citizen of the United States and Tunisia and whose family is native to Djerba and resides in Paris with his four children.

Donald R. Wilson
Founder and Owner of DRW Trading Group of Chicago. Donald is a graduate of the University of Chicago.  Donald’s passions are sailing and heliskiing. Donald is the host of the annual Chicago Match Cup www.chicagocup.org.

Professor Edward Dunson
Professor Dunson is the Chairman of the Howard University Architecture Department and former senior architect for America’s premier design firm Skidmore Owens.

Brig. General Ernie Audino (U.S Army, Ret.).
General Audino is an international business advisor to Florida-based Raydon