Energy and utility corporations know best what corporate uncertainities feels like. Around the world, the industry is experiencing waves of change brought on extensively by shifts in regulation, the introduction of alternative energy technologies and the emergence of new competitors have dramatically increased mergers and acquisitions activity inducing cost volatility in primary commodities, and ever-increasing concerns among their customers about the environment and security of supply. Corporations have responded with a variety of growth and defensive strategies: vertical integration; investments in alternative and renewable energy production; geographic expansion; acquisitions in new markets; separating production from refining, distribution and downstream marketing activities; and deeper, more insightful customer segmentation. This turmoil is not very healthy, and the results of these efforts have been mixed. Corporations that have been successful in increasing revenue and profits focused on the development of core businesses to their full potential and conducted selective expansion into attractive adjacencies. Low-cost players and feed stocks are changing the fundamental economics of the industry in unexpected ways; hence forth forcing established competitors to re analyze and re negotiate their existing footprint and operating models. Vanenberg has undertaken several projects in the energy sector and we have energy experts in every region who serve clients locally. Our immense expertise extends across every segment of the market including oil and solar specialty and performance products, agricultural products, and general and basic energy resource.