Sequeira Synopsis – October 2017 Industry Update

Since our Q3 newsletter was published, our Sequeira Oilfield Service Index declined 2% to the end of October. Conversely, WTI prices increased 5% over the same time frame. Investors remain on the sidelines waiting to see if the rally in crude prices are sustainable and whether oilfield service businesses will be able drive meaningful increases in earnings. See appendix for …

Sequeira Partners 2017 Energy Services Symposium

The 7th Annual Sequeira Partners Energy Services Symposium was held on November 15, 2017. Mark McRae and Julie Afanasiff of Sequeira Partners offered insights on commodity pricing, the future of oil and gas, Canadian oilfield activity, and recent transactions. Returning Keynote speaker, Richard Spears, provided his input on pricing, trends, and key factors impacting the industry. The 2017 presentations are available …

You’ve been approached to sell your business – now what?

Two weeks ago I sat down with a client who confided that he’d been approached by someone wanting to buy his business. He hadn’t been thinking of selling, but he was open to hear what the interested party had to say. “How do I go into this meeting without blinders on?” he asked. “What do I need to know?” It …

Industry Focus: Maximizing Value in Distribution Transactions

There’s an industry shaping deal activity and it’s likely not one that comes to mind. A client once told me, “when it comes to transactions, sometimes you’re the windshield and sometimes you’re the bug.” Nowhere does this ring true more than in Canada’s distribution sector, where consolidation is being driven by private equity and larger industry players looking for growth. ...