In the Build vs Buy post, one of the methods to acquire knowledge is to buy a company, whose type of business(es) are not present in a country.
1) Acquire a company (51% or more), e.g. a small French cosmetics company with excellent product range
2) Replicate its R&D and production in the country
3) Build-up supply chain (possibly local)
4) Use the company as a template to replicate the business processes for other companies
5) Dispose of the company