Recent engagements have also included a number of confidential expert witness engagements in steel and mining, covering pricing, valuations and technical matters.
Client typeCountryBusiness impact
Japanese listed firmUKCustomer service profitability review and recommendations for improvements
Listed IT firmNew ZealandMarketing strategy review
Private equityUKDue diligence on market entry to steel business
Private equityUSADue diligence on raw materials entry strategy
Private equityUKDue diligence on buy side and sell side of specialist industrial firm
State owned steel companyGermanyDue diligence for purchasing consortium and preparation of offer
Listed mining companyKazakhstanDue diligence on acquisition target, risks identified and decision made not to pursue
State-owned mining companyUkraineDue diligence on acquisition target
Financial institutionKuwaitDue diligence on investment in raw materials expansion, approved
Listed utilityUKDue diligence on aspects of integration
Private EquityUKDue diligence on possible acquisition in industrial secctor
State-owned steel firmRomaniaPreparation for privatization
Privately owned steel traderUKDue diligence of raw material asset investment, subsequently purchased
Steel companyCzechExpert witness re pricing dispute
Export Credit AgencyAustriaFeasibility studies on investment in SE Asia
Textile groupIndonesiaFeasibility studies on relocated steelmill in Indonesia
Diverse groupsGlobalForecaster products
Private steel firmSaudi ArabiaMarket and feasibility study for entry into coated steels
Listed energy companyUSAMarket and pre-feasibility studies for steel investments
Financial institutionSaudi ArabiaMarket and strategic studies, construction steels
Listed steel companyNetherlandsMarket and strategic studies for new flat rolled investment. Product and profit optimization programme implemented
Public company – industrialIndiaMarket and technical studies for acquisition of power plant
Financial institutionHong KongMarket due diligence for raw materials IPO
Listed steel companySouth KoreaMarket due diligence for large integrated steel mill investment
State oil companyVenezuelaMarket studies for OCTG products
Listed special steel companyAustriaMarket, strategic, technical and commercial studies for special and engineering steels to optimise positioning and profitability
European BankCzech RepMarket, technical and investment studies
Japanese Trading HouseJapanPre-feasibility study for raw material investment
Listed mining firmCanadaProject and programme management
Listed steel companiesGlobalSteel and raw materials training
Financial institutionsGlobalSteel and raw materials training
Listed raw materials suppliersGlobalSteel and raw materials training
Steel and raw materials tradersGlobalSteel and raw materials training
Steel service centresGlobalSteel and raw materials training
Listed airlineMalaysiaStrategic and organizational review
Private steel companyHungaryStrategic review and profitability assessment
Listed equipment manufacturerAustriaStrategic review with subsequent reorganisation
Private metals and mining groupRussiaStrategic review and due diligence of steel investments
Listed Steel companyAustraliaStrategic review and globalisation options, restructured firm to enable new market approach and increased financial returns
Private steel and trading companySwitzerlandStrategic review and valuation studies for lenders validated firm’s stategy
Listed steel companyUKStrategic support and business cases
Listed utility firmUKStudies of merger synergies
Public companySouth AfricaTechnical studies
Listed steel companyAustraliaTroubleshooting and client relationship building
Diverse groupsGlobalValue added editorial products
Listed mining firmUK/AustraliaWorkshop supporting planning process and due diligence