Oil market price drop may herald “a new oil order”

A senior Goldman Sachs analyst recently argued that the changes to the oil market which have produced the recent fall in oil prices constitute a fundamentally new paradigm. Read more

Ted Theodore joins Cripps Sears & Partners

2015 has been a challenging year but a successful one and we are delighted to welcome Ted Theodore as part of our continued international expansion. Based in Lagos, Ted will be heading our Lagos office and working closely with our practice leads in developing business in Sub Saharan Africa. Read more

Motivating staff in a time of change

“Leaders owe it to everybody who works for them not to keep them in the dark. What are you doing right? What can you do to improve? Give them purpose. Give them excitement.” Read more

Is private equity funding the answer for the cash-strapped oil sector?

When banks aren’t lending and the oil price collapse has hit revenues hard, where do you turn to keep going if you are a firm in the oil sector? The answer could well be the private equity providers. Read more

Shipping goes green – here come the Eco ships

Incipient changes to environmental legislation based on cutting seaborne pollution have led to bigger ships. The move to larger vessels is not a new one –  though the birth of the ‘super-super tanker’ or ultra-large crude carrier, in the late 1970s, was a bit of a flash in the pan. The biggest ship in the world, then or now, the ULCC Seawise Giant, finished up as a moored crude oil storage tanker before being scrapped. Read more