Junior Oil and Gas CFO Forum

 Stay tuned for details on our Fall 2014 session

Capitalizing on foreign investment opportunities

There has been significant foreign investment in the Canadian energy industry in recent years and Canada’s ability to attract foreign capital is on the rise as investors continue to consider Canadian
non-conventional oil and gas, shale gas and LNG projects.

At our March 12th session, we discussed:

  • how junior oil and gas companies can structure their company to attract international buyers
  • what global investors are looking for when making investment decisions
  • how to effectively work with foreign investors seeking investments in Canada

Speaker Profiles: 

Habib Yunus
Owner
W Energy Advisory

Habib Yunus is owner of W Energy Advisory in Houston, Texas and has 15 years experience in deals. Habib started W Energy Advisory to focus on helping Asian clients on the buyside make investments in energy in North America. Habib previously led Toyota Tsusho’s $602 million acquisition of a 32.5% royalty interest in Canada’s largest coalbed methane project from Encana. Previously, while living in Japan, Habib worked on a $5.4 billion acquisition of GE Money’s in Tokyo, which was the largest domestic transaction in Japan that year. Habib also worked on the merger of two Japanese banks, both owned by US private equity funds. W Energy Advisory has several buyside engagements, covering LNG, oilfield service and upstream.

David Whiteley, CA
Partner
PwC 

David works with many foreign companies investing in the Canadian market. He is a Chartered Accountant and has over 20 years experience both in the advisory practice and the energy industry, including serving as the CFO and Corporate Secretary of three international oil and gas companies with operations in Canada and South America. As a CFO, David was responsible for all of the financial accounting, treasury, risk management, and corporate governance functions of these publicly traded entities. He is actively involved in the negotiation of numerous agreements involving the purchase and sale of companies and assets, debt lending, production sharing, joint operating, and technical services. David has many years of experience with upstream energy particularly with Shale gas companies.

About PwC's Junior Oil and Gas CFO Forum
As CFO of a junior oil and gas company, you are often faced with making complex business decisions in a dynamic, fast paced environment. PwC's Junior Oil and Gas CFO Forum is a series of quarterly roundtable events aimed at fostering discussion on industry trends and challenges while providing an opportunity to build on your network.

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