Our Clients

Our bespoke analysis and research services are based on understanding the different needs of our clients and providing them with the information and analysis on which to make investment decisions.

For corporate, financial and government clients alike, we support decision-making processes from a commercial and market perspective. Our wide-ranging work includes from commercial due-diligence on mergers & acquisitions, helping oil majors understand the supply chain in a new geographic market, valuing the market for a new technology, and assisting government agencies in developing export business for their energy sectors.

Corporate

We work extensively with clients throughout the energy supply chain, from multi­national conglomerates to regional SMEs. Much of our work involves assisting our clients in developing an in-depth understanding of new markets.

We are able to leverage a vast wealth of knowledge established through our consulting business, our extensive in-­house data and market models and the professional network we regularly reach out to in our primary research.

“You restored my faith in market research”
Major Manufacturing Group (USA)

Engineering

We have engaged with engineering firms ranging from niche front-­end engineering and design houses to world­-class EPC companies providing them with corporate strategic advice, acquisition scouting, M&A support, market forecasting and competitive benchmarking.

Our insight into both upstream and downstream oil & gas markets on a highly granular, project-by-project basis, allows for robust and detailed analysis. We use the same approach in the power sector where we are active in the renewable, conventional thermal and nuclear sectors.

Exploration & Production

We provide strategic energy sector insight to IOCs, NOCs and Independent E&P companies and specialise in supply­ chain analysis.

The energy businesses are typically cyclical, and E&P companies face different supply ­chain concerns at each stage of the cycle.

Being able to anticipate supply chain disruption through a combination of supply-­side and demand­ driven analysis allows operators to plan accordingly and avoid unexpected problems in project execution.

Oilfield Equipment Manufacturers

We provide efficient, detailed industry insight through both primary and secondary research by making use of our extensive in-­house knowledge, data and professional networks.

Working with a wide array of OEMs including Cameron, FMC, GE Oil & Gas, NOV, Sulzer and Weir Group across both onshore and offshore sectors, we provide market forecasting & analysis, benchmarking, supply ­chain review, strategic review and acquisition scouting services to leading vendors, tier 2 and tier 3 sub­-suppliers worldwide.

Services

Douglas-­Westwood works extensively with energy sector services companies and our clients include all of the ‘top-10’ OFS providers.

We have a unique and extensive insight into both onshore and offshore field services and have pioneered research into difficult­ to ­access geographies such as Russia and China. We hold the world’s only regularly­ updated land ­rig database and this, combined with our Drilling & Production Outlook, allows us to examine oilfield service markets in every country across the world.

Utilities

Our business experience ranges from renewable energy to mainstream power generation, where we have worked on all sectors, from clean coal to nuclear.

Since 2000 we’ve also been engaged in every grid-­connected renewable energy sector and have produced independent market forecasts on each. Our coverage of the global nuclear powergen business includes reviews and forecasts of future activity (newbuild and O&M) and country ­specific in­-depth studies for specific technology.

Financial

We offer full support through our market and commercial analysis for processes such as initial public offerings (IPOs), refinancing activities, management buy­-outs and mergers and acquisitions.

We also provide sector-­focused commercial due­ diligence (CDD), transaction support and portfolio services to major- and mid-­tier private equity firms, investment banks and debt providers as they work on energy sector investments. We have industry­-leading credentials, including both buy-­side and sell­-side mandates, public to private transactions, refinancing, IPO and project financing, ranging in enterprise value from $5 million to over $1 billion. This spans companies from technology providers, to oilfield services, engineering and equipment companies across the globe.

“Douglas-Westwood are one of the best energy business advisors in the world”
Private Equity Firm USA

Advisors

We support buy and sell­-side processes, including pre­-IPO financing and actual IPO processes by providing market and commercial research and assisting with pre­-sale due diligence.

We have worked for and supported transactions for all of the top-10 global mid-­tier financial advisor firms (by value of deals completed).

Debt Providers

We provide CDD on service, oilfield equipment and engineering companies from a sustainability-of-­debt perspective, including working capital and Capex requirements.

We have worked with six out of the top-10 global banks ranked by asset size.*

*Bankers almanac

Private Equity

We have strong experience in assisting with buy­-side diligence to support energy­-related investments for private equity clients.

We can provide a staged approach to aid decision­ making for private equity clients throughout auction processes, from initial marketing through to exclusivity.

We also support private ­equity backed companies by providing vendor-led commercial due diligence to aid sales processes and refinancing activities.

Among our projects, we have worked on reviewing a number of public-­to-­private equity-­backed transactions across the US, European and Asian bourses.

Douglas-Westwood has also worked for the largest nine of the top-10 PE firms by funds under management*, in addition to many mid­-market and venture funds.

*Private Equity International

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Government

We provide advisory services on commercial aspects of the energy sector to presidential offices, national, regional and local governments worldwide.

We have developed a deep understanding of the many facets of the energy industry, from industrial development and growing of nations’ and regions’ exports of energy sector goods & services, to the development of strategies for investment in renewable energy and power generation.

“The best report I’ve seen in a long time”
UK Minister for Science

Industrial Development

Gaining real and enduring benefit from the energy sector, developing local content, job creation and assuring full and fair opportunity for local support and service industries is a challenge for governments worldwide.

We have wide experience of the realities of assisting governments with the development of strategies for gaining maximum national benefit from what might otherwise be a series of large but short-­term projects.

Our experience spans development of policies, selection of strategic sectors for investment, targeting research & development and delivery of long­-term benefits from the growth of export-­based industries.

“The Douglas-Westwood report will be essential reading for ways ahead on Australian Industry participation in the oil & gas sector.”
Government of Western Australia

International Trade

We have considerable experience in the development of export-­based energy services industries as advisors to both government agencies and national and regional trade organisations.

Our services include assisting in the formation of trade bodies, identification of key products & services and valuing, forecasting and targeting export markets.

“Douglas-­Westwood, ­the industry experts.”
Federal State of Bremen

Testimonials

“A great and informative report.”

Global Oilfield Services Supplier

“We know what sort of quality to expect from Douglas-Westwood.”

Equipment Supplier

“A really good and helpful report.”

UK Oil & Gas Service Provider

“Some really useful insights for us.”

Upstream Engineering Company

“The report and dataset both contain very useful information.”

Global Oilfield Services Supplier

“Far more detail and depth than we expected.”

UK Engineering Solutions Provider

“This report gets better every time we do it.”

Global Engineering Firm

“Leading provider of market research and consulting services to the energy industry.”

Trade Arabia

“I would like to congratulate you for the remarkable quality of work"

Portuguese Bank

"Great information"

Hart Energy

“One of the most well-read and well respected research consultancies in oil and gas, Douglas-Westwood.”

Houma Courier

“A world class organization…with a deep and broad understanding of the global energy value chain.”

International O&G Contractor

“The report has been a great learning experience for me and my colleagues”

Investment Analyst, oil & gas company (Australia)

“You are seen as one of the top thought leaders”

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