Oil & Gas: Transaction advisory services
CRA offers a full suite of transaction advisory services to oil and gas industry and financial clients, including mergers and acquisitions support and execution, asset valuation, negotiation support, and privatization.
We help clients investing in the industry realize the maximum value from a merger, acquisition, or divestiture through a well-defined framework:
- M&A activities must be grounded in a corporate or business ambition and strategy that is shared by the management team
- The value of the target is unique to each potential acquirer/partner and can only be determined by an advisor with deep understanding of the products, markets, technologies and competitive environment of both the client and its target
- Conventional financial reviews and forecasts are not sufficient – they must be complemented by a strategic characterization of the partner/acquisition target and an assessment of the fit and synergy potential of both partners
- Key risk factors and uncertainties must be identified and assessed; these can include cultural differences, excessive initial valuation of new products, and higher environmental liabilities than initially disclosed
Our senior consultants act as your advocate in the process, working with you to shape the terms of the deal or advising you to walk away when appropriate. Unlike investment banks, we are not typically rewarded on the basis of a “success fee,” nor do we advise on transactions for which we provide capital. This enables us to act as impartial arbiters in the process. Our independence is particularly valued by investors and directors who might be evaluating competing investment opportunities, or who are under pressure to make potentially expensive, complex, and liability-laden decisions based on limited data.
Our transaction advisory services include M&A process support, privatization, and negotiation support.