Case Studies

Performance Improvement Plan

A leading E&P drilling equipment manufacturer has seen strong revenue performance but EBITDA has lagged. Management believes there are several reasons for the decline in EBITDA margins. The client engaged L.E.K. Consulting to perform a rigorous and detailed analysis to identify the key drivers of recent performance trends, and devise recommendations of how to improve performance going forward.

Commercial Due Diligence and Post-Merger Integration

A private equity firm and its portfolio company were evaluating growth options available to the portfolio company, which included the potential acquisition of a logistics company focused on the supply of proppant (frac sand) to oilfield service companies. The portfolio company and its owners believed that there were potential synergies associated with a combination of the portfolio company and the target.

Growth Strategy and Opportunity Prioritization

The client is a leading industrial products OEM whose energy business unit is comprised of two companies that have historically operated as independent entities. In the context of growing demand for artificial lift technologies driven by development of unconventional oil and gas reserves, the client’s independent energy companies may not be able to fully capitalize on artificial lift opportunities as isolated entities. 

Successful Integration of Power Generation Assets for a Major Power Generator Retailer

L.E.K. Consulting was engaged by a major power generator retailer to manage the integration of one of Australia’s largest power stations and an accompanying mine. The acquisition, valued at more than $3B, was a core component of the client’s portfolio development strategy.

National Utility Improves Responsiveness and Planning via Centralized View of Operations

This utility looked to L.E.K. Consulting to evaluate its current planning process and identify opportunities to centralize planning and forecasting, which would provide senior executives with the ability to capitalize on emerging trends and respond rapidly to potential market changes.

The Crown Estate Develops Plan to Foster Growth of Wave and Tidal Energy

The Crown Estate completed its first major leasing round for wave and tidal energy, awarding rights to eight companies for 11 projects. While the leasing process was successful, it was known that wave and tidal project developers were facing a number of other barriers. The Crown Estate was considering whether it could do more to assist industry development and support the government’s renewable energy and carbon reduction targets. L.E.K. Consulting was engaged to support The Crown Estate in the development of a five-year Wave and Tidal Programme Forward Plan.

Global CCS Institute Takes Leading Role in Supporting Greenhouse Gas Reductions Internationally

Greenhouse gas emissions have the potential to drastically affect lives globally and significantly impact our environment. Reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions is a complex problem that is currently expensive and requires unprecedented international coordination among diverse governments and industry. Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is one of the most promising solutions to mitigate fossil fuel emissions; the technology collects CO2 at large greenhouse gas sources, such as fossil fuel power plants, before it enters the atmosphere.

Smart Grid Report Illuminates Global Opportunities for Advanced Metering Infrastructure Provider

Smart grid technology is integral to promoting energy efficiency, and will enable consumers to reduce and optimize their consumption based on greater insight into their usage and the potential application of demand-response tariffs.