MarkUp offers complete regulatory advice in the markets that are subject to supervision by the Superintendence of Public Utilities and subject to regulation by the Ministry of Energy and CREG, namely: electricity, natural gas and LPG. These markets are characterized by the interaction of competitive and non-competitive activities. Our multidisciplinary approach enables us to understand the risk to which the participants are exposed when regulations on cost-based rates, market behavior and technical requirements converge.
Recent modifications to the regulatory framework have had a profound impact on the electricity sector, diversifiying the Colombian energy matrix and introducing new market players willing to develop renewable projects in Colombia. MarkUp knows the challenges that a developer of generation projects must face during the different stages of the project and before the different government authorities. Our services include, but are not limited to, supporting investors in: i) the interconnection procedure; ii) the due diligence of projects; iii) the evaluation of tax benefits; iv) the negotiation of power purchase agreements; v) structuring transactions from a corporate and financial point of view; vi) the assessment of the risks involved when investing in this sector; and vii) the development of financial models to forecast the expected returns.
Electricity and Natural Gas markets are highly regulated. This imposes a high standard of duties regarding business, financial and risk management for utility companies. At MarkUp we offer specific advice to investors, banks and insurance companies that are interested in assessing risk management and the profitability of the company, in accordance with the regulatory framework.
Large scale users require proper management of its energy consumption in order to increase their competitiveness. Consequently, our portfolio includes support to large scale users during their negotiations with utility companies to purchase electricity, natural gas and LPG. We advice large scale users on how to optimize energy purchase and consumption based on: i) the characteristics of consumption and forecast of market conditions; ii) the efficient combination of available alternatives such as supply contracts, financial hedges through futures, demand response, self-generation, among others; and iii) the use of big data to increase energy efficiency.
Investors, banks and technology providers are stakeholders that require detailed market information in order to identify new opportunities and reduce assimmetries against their counterparties. At Markup we are aware that innovation is the key to success in these markets and we offer services related to data analytics and market analysis that can assist companies during their decision-making process.
Disputes are inherent to commercial activity. Hence, the application of knowledge in finance is usually required as evidence to assess market decision and to estimate economic damages. The application of value theory and the use of quantitative financial models make it possible to support a legal argument and estimate damages. We support the legal strategy in all the stages of judicial proceedings, from preparing the financial study to rendering the expert opinion before the Court.
Business sucess requires adequate financial advice to achieve the optimization of the company’s resources. It is necessary to combine adequate treasury management with an ideal capital structure to optimize short term working capital requirements. To achieve these objectives, it is essential to plan in accordance with the reality of the company, to maintain a good relationship with capital providers and to develop an investment plan to obtain the best possible use of resources.
Any economic actitivity is exposed to multiple risks. At MarkUp Consultores we are experts in the application of methodologies to manage operational and financial risks, in order to ensure that the company has suitable mechanisms to prevent the materialization of risks and mitigate their impact.
Our knowledge on antitrust extends to all the sectors of the economy due to the experience of one of our partners in prestigious law firms (i.e. Brigard & Urrutia and Ibarra Abogados) and at the public sector working for the Superintendence of Industry and Commerce. This experience places MarkUp Consultores in a unique position to structure quantitative models, render expert opinions and offer legal, economic and financial advice on the following matters: