We support our clients make strategic decisions by facilitating decision-making processes and conducting relevant analyses. Our services cover everything from support with developing corporate, business-unit and cross-cutting strategies to market and competitor analysis. We also provide support with implementing new or existing strategies.
We use a structured approach, developed by THEMA, to support our strategy and business development work. The framework used has been thoroughly tested in numerous assignments and is sufficiently flexible to be tailored to the specifics of both the company and the situation. We take particular care that our strategy work is founded on evidence-based analysis and use our market models actively as part of the strategy process.
Business development and innovation
We understand the challenges facing the energy and transport sectors due to rapid technological development, the green transition, changing market conditions and the emergence of new business models. These changes threaten established value chains, business models and partnerships. At the same time, they provide both an opportunity to reimagine the supply of existing services as well as to develop new services entirely.
We help companies with business development and innovation by analysing the markets’ needs and the possibilities offered by new technology. We provide the knowledge needed to describe and develop good business models and support the development of initiatives in both new and existing areas.
We have experienced consultants who have helped companies take ideas and business opportunities from the development stage to commercialisation. Our understanding of the markets, technology and end-users provides a solid foundation from which to support the creation and commercialisation of attractive business models.
By combining our in-depth knowledge of the above sectors with commercial experience and expertise related to owner management, we are well placed to advise on the development of owner strategies and to assess companies’ ability to realise the ambitions and expectations of their owners. We help company owners shape their corporate governance strategies and guidelines. Our consultants have extensive experience working on issues of corporate governance and have been involved in the development of principles for corporate governance for Norway’s power industry association, Energy Norway. When we work with the development of corporate governance strategies, we typically emphasise the following issues:
- What is the expected long-term return on invested capital?
- What risk profile and exposure are acceptable/desirable?
- Do the owners have expectations distinct from the return on capital?
- What are the ambitions for growth and development, and the implications of these for both capital requirements and dividend policy?
- Which principles and guidelines should form the foundation of the corporate governance framework?