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David Andrews is a Senior Managing Director leading Evercore’s Oilfield Service franchise in its Energy Group based out of Houston. He began at Lehman Brothers and has over 18 years of experience covering the oilfield services sector. He’s advised a broad range of clients on strategic initiatives and capital markets solutions including FMC Technologies on its cross-border merger of equals with Technip S.A. ($17 billion). David earned a M.B.A. from Rice University and earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Auburn University. He also served 11 years in the US Navy as a Submarine Warfare Officer.
Ray is an advisory Partner and National Leader of Deloitte’s Oil & Gas M&A Transaction Advisory Services practice. Ray has extensive experience providing buy-side and sell-side M&A transaction assistance to private equity and strategic buyers for domestic and international transactions in the energy industry. He has led financial due diligence engagements on hundreds of proposed and completed acquisitions, including leveraged buyout, public-to-private, carve out, distressed debt and bankruptcy transactions.
Ray has substantial mergers and acquisitions experience with energy targets including exploration and production, natural gas gathering, refining, interstate and intrastate pipelines, oil field services, commodity trading, alternative / renewable energy, coal mining, and precious and non-precious minerals mining, power and utilities, storage and distribution.
Areas of expertise include financial pre-acquisition due diligence analysis, deal structuring, financial modeling, contract and financing issues, deal negotiation support, and post-transaction integration matters. Extensive experience providing in-depth analysis of quality of earnings, normalization of EBITDA, timing and risks related to cash flows, quality of assets, working capital adjustments, assistance with drafting purchase price adjustment provisions and financial reporting issues in connection with SEC and debt offerings.
Ray received a BBA in accountancy from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Brian is an accounting and deal management partner in Deloitte Advisory’s Mergers, Acquisitions, and Divestitures practice. Brian has over 24 years experience at Deloitte & Touche LLP, including a vast range of services such as M&A transaction advisory services, audit, accounting consultation, Carve-out, IPO and other special projects. Brian is our National Advisory M&A Energy & Resources Industry Leader and serves national and international clients on a wide array of transactions.
Brian focuses his efforts primarily in the energy and resources industry, along with related industrial products businesses, serving financial (private equity and infrastructure investors) and large strategic buyer clients. He has experience with targets ranging from utilities, power, energy trading and marketing, refining, storage, pipelines, oil & gas exploration, oilfield energy services, alternative energy, cleantech, shipping, engineering and construction, waste management, and other manufacturing and service companies. Brian has assisted clients on transactions ranging from tens of millions of dollars to a potential $25bb private equity buyout of a publicly traded company and numerous strategic buyer acquisitions in excess of $10bb.
Brian’s experience includes more than 12 years assisting clients in all aspects of mergers, acquisitions and divestitures and more than 10 years of providing attest services to a large mix of clients across the energy industry, including two Fortune 500 power and utility companies.
Brian is currently a licensed CPA in New York and New Jersey. He is a member of the AICPA and the NJ Society of CPA’s.
Brian graduated Cum Laude from Rider University in 1993 and earned his MBA with Beta Gamma Sigma distinction in 2003 from Columbia University.
Mark Druskoff is based in Houston, and has been reporting on M&A for Mergermarket for almost six years. He specializes in oil and gas primarily covering midstream and master limited partnerships (MLPs), private equity, and exploration and production. Mark has been quoted in media on oil and gas topics, and is a frequent contributor to Forbes.com. Previously, Mark worked at Vinson & Elkins as the law firm’s in-house writer, and as managing editor of MinnesotaBusiness, a monthly business magazine.
Adam Larson is a partner in the Houston office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Adam’s primary practice areas include mergers and acquisitions, private equity, and capital markets. He has counseled private equity investors, their portfolio companies, and other public and private companies in connection with mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures and offerings of equity and debt securities.
Adam also advises clients in connection with the negotiation of partnership and LLC agreements, securities laws compliance, and corporate governance. Adam has advised clients across a broad range of industries, including energy, consumer products, and financial services.
Tim Perry is a Managing Director of Credit Suisse in the Investment Banking and Capital Markets division. He is the Co-Head of Global Oil & Gas, based in Houston. Mr. Perry joined Credit Suisse First Boston in June 1999 from JPMorgan, where he was a Vice President in the Oil and Gas Group. Mr. Perry holds a BSBA degree from the University of Arkansas (Fayetteville) and an MBA degree from Vanderbilt University.
Chad Watt is a veteran business journalist and natural resources editor for Mergermarket in North America. Before joining Mergermarket, Chad worked as a reporter and editor at the Dallas Business Journal and Orlando Business Journal and at daily newspapers in Texas, Florida and North Carolina. He is a Southeast Texas native and graduate of Columbia University and Southern Methodist University. Chad is a father of two boys and has completed three marathons since turning 40. He joined Mergermarket Group in 2010.