Corporate M&A Advisory

Gneiss Energy has a global operating presence, providing assistance in delivering transformational corporate M&A transactions in multiple jurisdictions. Our team has successfully executed varied and complex cross-border M&As for both public and private companies.

We utilise our extensive global energy and infrastructure sector experience to identify targets, negotiate and complete deals and integration, ensure continued momentum and value growth. Our service offering includes identifying strategic buyers, facilitating discussions and negotiating with potential purchasers to maintain competitive tension, project management and deal execution.

  • Strategic corporate advice
  • Deal origination, identifying actionable corporate opportunities
  • Managing relationships: connecting the parties at the appropriate level
  • Valuations of target companies
  • Conducting or facilitating negotiations
  • Assisting with transaction documentation
  • Mapping and managing shareholders
  • Transaction timing, structure, coordination and management
  • Regulatory considerations
  • Financing options and solutions

Asset A&D Advisory

Our team has a long history of success in advising on asset acquisitions and divestitures and of connecting major sectorial players with small and mid-caps through innovative transaction structures.

  • Idea generation and deal origination
  • Managing relationships: connecting the parties at the appropriate level
  • Detailed financial valuation
  • Marketing documents
  • Data room hosting
  • Transaction timing, structure, coordination and management
  • Conducting or facilitating negotiations
  • Assisting with transaction documentation
  • Supporting regulatory and partner approvals
  • Financing options and solutions

Accessing Capital

Gneiss Energy supports its clients in managing their businesses across their capital structure providing the critical link between companies and investors. We can arrange finance for common equity, preferred equity, mezzanine and senior debt and can deploy our own capital in both public and private companies.

We have in place mature relationships with a diverse pool of capital providers through our extensive network of UK and global institutions, private client brokers, wealth managers and family offices. We maintain a regular, meaningful dialogue – to ensure that we know what they are looking for while they enjoy the confidence that we will bring them only relevant, investment-ready proposals. This requires rigorous diligence on our part and, where necessary, cleaning up the balance sheet and re-calibrating the investment case.

We work with our technical advisers to gain an independent view of reserves, resources and returns. This can enable us to facilitate equity investment and debt facilities beyond those generally available from other capital providers. We offer significant experience in assisting private companies to structure their IPO to ensure they maximise value and are optimally placed to execute their business plan, post-IPO.

  • Public and private capital raising advice, preparation, and management
  • Direct public and private capital raising
  • Equity, mezzanine, debt
  • Wide range of relationships: institutions, hedge funds, family offices, private equity, sovereign wealth funds, trading companies
  • Capital structure advice
  • Pre-IPO structuring
  • Listing strategy and stock exchange advice
  • Establishing a post-IPO corporate development strategy
  • Marketing advice and marketing material preparation

Commodity-linked Financing

Gneiss Energy recognises that whatever a company’s vision or strategy, the success of any business with commodity price exposure can be at the mercy of commodity markets beyond any business’s control.

Assessing, quantifying and managing these risks is essential if a company is to ensure its success.

Through our extensive experience across the E&P and mining sectors, we understand that every company’s position is different, and that each strategy, philosophy and objective requires a unique risk management strategy to support it. Due to the highly specialised nature of the commodity markets and derivatives, quite different from the day-to-day business of running an E&P or mining company, our team offer a comprehensive service of advice and guidance through all aspects of commodity price risk management.

  • Commodity Market Know-how
  • Analysis of commodity price exposure
  • Design of risk management strategy
  • Preparation of Strategy/Policy proposals for Board Approval

Our team also has the capability to integrate the risk management into the higher level business modelling of a company. Such enhanced models can become key planning tools, enabling Boards and Executive Management to manage commodity price uncertainty in the face of major investment decisions.

  • Design of risk management strategies that complement overall business strategy and support its execution
  • Analysis of interplay of debt and hedging for optimising financial objectives
  • Design of commodity-linked financing structures and loans
  • Optimising debt under RBLs
  • Designing pre-pay structures

Due diligence, operational performance and exit

Gneiss Energy and its advisors can provide an objective investment view on opportunities, whether sourced by us or our clients. We have extensive experience working across multiple sectors and jurisdictions. We work hard to understand your business from an operational and technical standpoint, a core component necessary for us to provide optimal advice and essential to achieving a successful outcome.

We bring problem solving expertise gained through “on the ground” experiences of running businesses, from small private entities to multinational organisations. Our approach is flexible and tailored to suit our client’s requirements, with a focus always on delivering value.

We work with management teams to ensure that their business strategy has clearly defined and articulable monetisation points for investors. No matter how early in the life of an organisation, it is never too soon to think about creating the exit. This will be a key part of any investment narrative as a company seeks to establish itself, grow and attract capital. Being well-prepared for future exit events by identifying gaps and weaknesses which would limit multiples or buyer interest can, in the longer term, contribute materially to any transaction’s success and the ultimate sale price achieved.

We partner with a variety of carefully selected service providers that includes lawyers, accountants, tax advisors, corporate financiers and other specialist consultants to create, capitalise and strategically position the business you desire.

  • Project valuation, screening, selection and optimisation
  • Portfolio analysis and value optimisation
  • Project finance, consortium design and management
  • Acquisition, divestment and bid-round negotiation support
  • Commercial review supporting due dilligence
  • Business strategy review, including market understanding, sales proposition, route to market and competiveness of product or services, as well as the delivery capabilities and effectiveness of the organisation and management
  • Operational support for investment decisions relating to existing assets
  • Assistance in the preparation of portfolio strategy and business plans
  • Risk identification, quantification and mitigation alongside economic modelling deriving empirical asset valuations
  • Driving value for our clients through a process of commercial and operational improvement programmes targeting operational efficiency
    and effectiveness
  • Creating, modelling and refining corporate and asset presentations

Strategic Advisory

Gneiss Energy’s expertise derives from our decades of experience working across multiple jurisdictions and across the full spectrum of the oil and gas, mining, energy, power, renewables and infrastructure sectors. The Company differentiates itself from its peers through the unique combination of operational, commercial and financial expertise which it is able to call upon in assisting its clients to maximise their business performance.

Our team is always conscious of each client’s long-term business strategy and we will work to deliver shareholder aspirations regarding planned monetisation points. We recognise that this can be achieve either through exit or by reaching key milestones that allow for the fresh injection of capital as project lifecycles evolve.

Growing value requires a clear and robust strategy coupled with sharply focussed execution. Our team of specialists has an established track record of delivering commercially strategic projects and can provide the analytical insights and management frameworks to ensure value creation. Legal and financial due diligence are critical parts of any transaction, but the greatest risk is strategic – misunderstanding the market, acquiring the wrong target or failing to integrate successfully.

  • Growth and new market entry
  • Full strategic review
  • Financial and strategic alternatives
  • Independent asset and corporate valuations
  • Detailed economic modelling
  • Reinvigorating board & management
  • Board composition reviews
  • Commodity off-take and marketing
  • Restructuring
  • Developing buyer and seller networks
  • Identifying joint venture partners
  • Debt structuring and consortium modelling
  • Developing project framework and key commercial documentation to support in engagement with host governments
  • Support in negotiating key commercial documentation for the establishment of partnerships and determining the business case to develop consortium
  • Consortium and joint venture management, governance and facilitation