Acuity Knowledge Partners (Acuity) is an ideal strategic partner for consulting teams active in building and implementing solutions for the energy and utilities sector.
Consultants are called upon to define new paths for energy-sector stakeholders to adopt sustainable business practices amid the paradigm shift in the sector in this digital age. Most energy and utilities companies have already started investing and diversifying their businesses so as to have a portfolio of assets and operations that significantly increases efficiencies and reduces their carbon footprints.
While small- and mid-size oil and gas companies are investing in implementing measures and new technologies, the major integrated ones are many steps ahead and are even investing directly in clean and renewable energy projects and in upcoming technologies and technology companies, which could significantly increase efficiencies and reduce carbon emissions from the oil and gas sector value chain.
In the power and utilities segment, most of the major players have also started diversifying their portfolios to include greater shares of renewable sources of power generation in their energy mix and are adopting infrastructure modernization and digital transformation strategies to improve efficiencies. Utility companies are planning to supply green electricity to their end consumers and even adopting new customer-centric business models to provide them smart energy products and services, which could lead to energy efficiencies and reduce power costs for the end consumers.
This shift in the energy sector presents ample opportunities for consulting companies that are likely to require extra bandwidth to quickly convert these opportunities, so that their consultants could spend more time on high value-add tasks. At Acuity Knowledge Partners, our team of energy-sector professionals support our consulting clients by providing bespoke industry research and modelling work that offer real-time knowledge and insights on energy subdomains to senior consultants and partners, supporting them in building business cases and strategies.
Benefits and Impact
Flexible working models catering to unpredictable market conditions and changing needs
Enhanced coverage across locations and time zones, increasing bandwidth
Operational flexibility to scale up or down, based on requirements
Experience and knowledge of professionals with specific expertise
Increased efficiencies through centralised, standardised and automated key tasks
100% data confidentiality, with industry-benchmarked SOC2 compliance
High productivity, with customised and high-quality output
Improved margins and revenue through operational cost savings
Is the changing energy environment requiring you to put in extra effort to provide specific strategic solutions?
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Acuity’s expertise in strategy research supports our clients in building and implementing specific energy-sector solutions
Partner identification and investment strategies
Opportunity assessment and go-to-market/entry strategies
Business model evaluation and development
Business transformation support
Product mapping and marketing strategies
Market selection and expansion strategies
Key performance indicator (KPI) identification and benchmarking
Regulatory and policy impact analysis
Sourcing strategy and cost analysis
Is conducting deep-dive sector research in emerging energy and utilities markets consuming your consultants’ time?
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Acuity’s research capabilities can help consultants stay informed on critical energy-sector developments and market insights
Market assessment/demand forecasting
Deep-dive industry/segmental analysis
Demand-supply scenario analysis
Tracking and analysing key trends and drivers
Market segmentation and competitive landscape analysis
Thematic research/industry outlook
Regulatory and policy intelligence
Contract, pricing, margin and trend analysis
Market trends for new developments
Database and market intelligence platform management
Do your corporate advisory and deal teams need support in tracking and analysing energy-sector deals, and drafting supporting collateral?
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Acuity’s experience in corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) support can help you meet tight transactional project deadlines
Building collateral/investor decks for fundraising
M&A opportunity identification and evaluation
Preliminary, operational and commercial due diligence
Investment due diligence
M&A multiples and deal drivers analysis
Pitch book/Investment Memo preparation
Developing investment theses/reports
Financial health score/analysis
Tracking sectoral investments and trends
Trading and transaction comps
DCF/ROI models/football field analysis
Preparing sectoral bond summaries and bank presentations
Is the low energy price scenario calling for more attention to identify and achieve operational efficiencies?
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Acuity’s energy-sector analytical capabilities provide flexibility to perform the necessary financial and operational analyses with quick turnaround
Operating model building and analysis
Cost and supply modelling
Emerging trends and innovations tracking
Supplier screening/due diligence analysis
Predictive and spend analytics
Network planning and optimisation
Budgeting and forecasting
Vendor tracking and management
Supply chain analysis and procurement research
Identification of new KPIs
Operational benchmarking analysis
Building performance-tracking tools
Performance improvement advisory