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Transaction Advisory Services

Transaction Advisory Services can help you assess the risks, opportunities, and needs in mergers and acquisitions.

In good times and in bad, transactions, M&As, and asset divestitures are key components of an asset allocation strategy. A thorough and proper examination of assets provides an essential projection of future financial upside and helps a prospective buyer more fully understand the potential benefits, liabilities, and constraints associated with the transaction. What if the information to which you had access was on a different level than current, publicly available data? How might that information and insight impact your decisions?

Solomon’s historic database of non-public data across a broad range of assets—on top of our industry-trusted comparative performance data, methodology, and deep industry experience—provides needed assurance and risk mitigation to both buyers and sellers. A complete examination relying on this level of data reduces risk and increases the probability that a portfolio addition will deliver the anticipated long-term value for the business. Sellers can also highlight how their asset might justify a price that appropriately reflects the true value.

Another example of our unique approach is the use of our EDC™ factor and other asset-specific equivalency factors to provide a trusted method for comparing the sale of assets with differing sizes and complexities. EDC factors, invented by Solomon, have proven to be statistically superior to Replacement Value-based comparisons. Solomon will use its updated databases of energy asset sales to ensure accurate data that can be trusted.

Our consultants average 25+ years of knowledge and experience across a wide range of industries and technologies. We conduct deep and thorough assessments of those assets and equipment classes using Solomon’s world-class benchmarking tools and databases, including Comparative Performance Analysis™ (CPA™), Performance Improvement Opportunity Assessment, and Q1 Day 1™ services. We also have access to the world’s largest equipment breakdown insurer database from HSB, part of Munich Re.

After decades of acquiring proprietary benchmarking data, we know more about most of the world’s energy assets than any other outside consultant.

Fair-Market-Value Analysis

Objective asset evaluation using real data from:

  • Petroleum refineries & petrochemical plants
  • Pipelines and terminals
  • Power generation facilities
  • Onshore/offshore production facilities
  • Gas processing and LNG plants
  • NGL fractionation plants

Services

How we help:

  • Identify acquisition strategies and targets including estimating profit potential
  • Negotiation support, pre- and post-acquisition support
  • Due diligence support teams
  • Cash flow analysis
  • Benchmarking and competitor analysis
  • Optimization modeling
  • Performance improvement and assurance services
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