Background and challenge

Our client, a private equity (PE) fund, was considering a carve-out acquisition of a leading oil and gas (O&G) service provider. However, before proceeding, it wanted to validate its investment thesis by looking more closely at the target’s key markets, positioning and competitive performance. In particular, the client wanted to better understand the impact of COVID-19 and oil prices on the market segments that the provider served. 

Approach and recommendations


Our research and analysis provided the PE firm with a detailed view of the current and projected market size and its structure and growth drivers, as well as a clear perspective on the target’s positioning. Within a very short period of time, the client was able to develop its investment thesis and support its valuation with the results of our robust analysis.

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