Westwood Global Energy Group delivers independent decision-making support to clients across the energy value chain, through its research-led commercial advisory business and a broad range of market intelligence solutions.
As many of our clients (corporates, investors, industry bodies) can attest to, the energy sector is constantly evolving and is in transition. Balancing business aspirations with societal responsibilities and multiple stakeholder objectives can often be challenging.
At Westwood, we have decades of experience working with clients to enhance their strategic decision-making processes in complex business environments.
The key to all of this? Independent bespoke advice driven by high quality research & data and delivered by a team with considerable experience and subject matter expertise. Our focus on certain key markets and access to a range of industry stakeholders allows us to dig deeper and provide our clients with differentiated and actionable insights.
Westwood, as we are today, is the result of an exceptional commitment to high quality research in the energy sector, spanning approximately 35 years. We have advised on numerous corporate strategies and billions of dollars’ worth of M&A and Financing transactions in the broader energy sector. While Energy Transition is a topic widely discussed today, Westwood has been involved with the renewable energy market going back to 2006.
Working with a partner we developed market forecasts for UK and European offshore wind activity levels to 2030, to estimate the corresponding investment and supply chain requirements. We developed a range of supply chain development scenarios, to highlight potential areas of “quick wins” and an actionable list of recommendations for the UK industry.
Our commercial advisory services cater to a diverse client base in terms of size and geographic focus. Clients value and trust our independence and unwavering emphasis on transparency, accountability, and provision of high-quality advice.
Our engagement teams, including senior Project Partners / Directors, have a hands-on approach to engagements all the way from initial client onboarding to the final delivery of services. This is particularly crucial in the context of a rapidly evolving energy landscape, with complex and nuanced questions from our client base.
As a nimble organisation, we are able to engage efficiently and adapt quickly to our clients’ timelines and requirements. Our advisory and research teams work together seamlessly to provide best-in-class solutions to our clients.
Our advisory services encompass a range of solutions all the way from bespoke market research and forecasts to articulating the dynamics of the competitive landscape, route to market strategies, supply/demand outlook for products and services and asset valuations (rigs, vessels).
From a corporate strategy perspective, we can assist with strategy formulation, business planning, market entry/access mechanics and feasibility studies. This is especially important in the context of the Energy Transition and the need for businesses to plan and prepare for the future.
We are also a top tier commercial advisor across all facets of Transaction Support – M&A commercial due-diligence, market advisor for equity and debt financings (private and public) and provision of Independent Business Reviews (IBRs) in financial restructuring situations.
Solutions in practice
We have highlighted a few examples which help exemplify our range of capabilities:
If you are a CEO / C-suite executive looking to formulate a strategy plan, we can support you with developing a good understanding of evolving market drivers and dynamics, customer landscape and preferences, growth avenues and risk factors, potential market disruptors, KPIs to benchmark performance and progress.
For investors, we articulate key risk factors & red flags, perform a commercial review of the business and its underlying markets. Our independent assessment of business plans helps investors estimate the quality of future earnings and apply sensitivities to key forecast assumptions.
We also support regulatory bodies and policy makers to enhance their understanding of market dynamics based on behaviours and sentiment of various stakeholders. With access to granular data and trends, these institutions are better placed to formulate future policies which impact the energy sector’s trajectory.
Get in touch
For more information on our commercial advisory services, get in touch with Arindam Das, Head of Consulting.