Oil and Gas Business Development and M&A activities

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Online 20 hours Flexi-date£3,500.00
In-House Agreed with client FlexiblePOA
London 5 days 27 February 2023£4,250.00
London 5 days 8 May 2023£4,250.00
London 5 days 4 September 2023£4,250.00

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    Who should attend?

      • This course is designed for a multi-disciplined audience from commercial, technical, corporate, business development, economics, human resources, planning, strategy, portfolio, financial, legal and risk management backgrounds. Course content addresses issues and skills relevant to professionals and support staff involved in mergers, acquisitions and divestment activities from across the industry. This would include, but not be limited to: acquisition advisers, asset managers, analysts, bankers, buyers, economists, engineers, geologists, financiers, insurers, investors, lawyers, negotiators, planners, portfolio managers, and risk analysts.


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      • Identify the current legal and political challenges for the energy industry
      • Describe the basics of the acquisition process
      • Review financial management and structure of transactions
      • Explain representations, warranties, covenants and indemnities
      • Discuss common litigation issues arising from Energy M&A deals and terms
      • Demonstrate best practices for integration of acquisitions in the energy space


    A brief background of Oil and Gas M&A

      • Oil & Gas Transaction Types
      • Project development process; Bidding process; Petroleum project phases; Project development process; Bidding process
      • What investors look for; Pricing concepts.
      • Understanding key M&AD Theory, The Five-Stage (5-S) Model
      • M&AD Activities from a strategic perspective within oil and gas company
      • Portfolio Management

    Valuation & Economic Modelling

      • Corporate and Asset Valuations
      • Effective, Economic and Closing Dates – what do they mean?
      • Debt Capacity & Cost of Capital Calculations
      • Taxation Issues Risk Factors and Probabilistic Valuation
      • Valuation of stand-alone firms and assets
      • Trading and Transaction Multiples
      • DCF Valuation and Economic Value Added
      • Valuation of long-life assets: limitations of discounted cash flow techniques
      • Equity and Debt Valuation, Valuing Synergies, Liquidity and Control Real Options
      • SWOT analysis of acquisition / divestment participants
      • Evaluate terms for a farmin / farmout agreement
      • Farmout and asset swap agreements: structures and objectives
      • Completion of agreements – what this usually entails
      • Effective dates for transactions and their significance
      • Representations, warranties, covenants, and indemnities

    Sale and purchase agreements (SPA)

      • Review a pro forma SPA
      • Preferential rights or pre-emptive rights or rights of first refusal
      • Letters of intent outlining agreement terms subject to conditions
      • Forms of Consideration for the Seller
      • Considerations in selecting a form of payment

    Financing M&A

      • Assessing the financing aspects of a transaction
      • Implications for financial returns of the deal (leveraged and unleveraged deals)
      • Security on deal financing
      • Managing commodity price risks  and Deal Design, Bid Tactics & Negotiation
      • Leveraging acquisition values using debt finance
      • Deferred considerations and earnouts partially hedge deal outcomes
      • Hedging oil or gas prices to manage risk and secure finance
      • Integrating tax synergies: asset versus corporate deal structures
      • Real options as an alternative to valuing certain assets
      • Portfolio approach to acquisition/ divestment evaluation and selection

    Executing, Managing and Completing M&A Deals

      • Transition phase of ownership and control following an acquisition
      • Integration and Post M&AD Reviews
      • Case studies of high-profile bidding rounds for upstream
      • Are Acquisitions successful?

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