Creating and capturing value in the upstream oil and gas sector is driven by finding and exploiting reserves rather than financial engineering. As oil and gas reserves become more difficult to find and more costly to extract, and with funding being more problematic, the sector is now striving to deploy its capital more efficiently, and this will inevitably accelerate consolidation.
Upstream oil and gas business leaders are likely to face significant challenges in the near term due to volatile commodity prices and the difficulty of accessing additional capital. Successful upstream M&A, divestiture or financing transactions will require significant experience in assessing and mitigating the very specific financial, commercial and technical risks, as well as the transaction specific issues.
Alphex One provides a strategic corporate M&A and capital markets advisory service to corporates and financial investors in the upstream sector. Our geographic focus is on Europe, Euro-Russia, Caspian, Middle East and Africa.