Major International Energy Company

Due diligence, transition planning and negotiation

From initial research and data room analysis through to final negotiations and legal documents review, Cogitant played a significant part in preparing IT-related parts of this 1 billion GBP fuel retail acquisition. The deal - signed in late 2016 - involves acquisition, rebranding and integration of over 500 retail stations, along with associated changes to the client's existing estate. Cogitant's responsibilities included:

  • Seller and target research¬†- IT landscape, capabilities.
  • Analysis of business and IT information available via data room; driving IT Q&A process; preparing¬†reports and presentations.
  • Development and refinement of cost models for integration and ongoing operating costs, as input to business valuation. Monte Carlo simulation¬†modelling uncertainties.
  • Review of transition and integration options and plans with local and global IT teams.
  • Due diligence reviews with seller IT teams during later stages; preparation of reports.
  • Modelling capex and opex impact on client organisation.
  • Legal document review & mark-up.
  • Transition services discussions and negotiations, securing significant reductions for client.