Corporate Finance

A Compelling Approach

We find innovative solutions to everyday problems in business strategy, public policy and corporate finance. In today’s changing financial, legal and regulatory environments we combine technical valuation expertise with an understanding of how markets and players work. Our understanding of markets comes from 30 years' involvement in every major price control process since the privatisation of UK utilities in the 1980s, and from extending this work to other countries in Europe and beyond. During this time we have earned a reputation for the quality and independence of our work and for credibility and integrity with policy-makers, regulators and legal authorities. In addition to our role as a leading authority in regulatory price control advice, our financial experts have driven successful outcomes in due diligence, competition law, state aid, and damages proceedings in the UK and around the world. 
Our Services
 
  • Corporate finance in regulation
  • Due diligence and transactions-related advisory
  • Corporate finance in litigation and arbitration  
  • Financial analysis in competition law cases
  • Valuation and profitability advice in market investigations
  • Financial analysis in State aid investigations
  • Quantification of scenarios in impact assessments
  • Investment and risk appraisal for commercial strategy advice
 
The Oxera CV
 
  • Work for both regulators and regulated companies in many countries, helping to develop and explain their views on major regulatory decisions. At the forefront of the debate around the cost of capital and the financing of network companies
  • Advise investors on due diligence and valuation issues in the context of transactions, including development and application of detailed financial models for asset valuation, regulatory analysis, analysis of financial claims, debt capacity, and risk allocation
  • Assist clients - both claimants and defendants - in a wide variety of litigation and arbitration matters, from commercial disputes to appeals against regulatory decisions and original-action competition complaints. Expert testimony provided in multiple jurisdictions, including UK, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, South Africa, Spain, and USA
  • Authored groundbreaking reports advising competition authorities on the use of financial tools in anti-competitive cases. Extensive experience and understanding of how competitive benchmarks are established and estimated
  • Deploy command of financial theory and principles to answer key state aid questions, including compatibility of aid mechanisms with the state aid controls imposed by the European Commission

Contact

If we can help you tackle a corporate finance issue better, contact Peter Hope. 

Peter Hope, Partner
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7776 6621
Email: peter.hope@oxera.com 
 

"We found that Oxera's experience of working in economic regulation on both sides of the table combined with their commercial experience, meant that they were able to make a significant contribution to the approach we took to some difficult economic and financial issues. They felt like part of the team rather than external consultants and impressed the Panel Members deciding the case with their professionalism and insight."

Competition Commission (now Competition and Markets Authority)