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IGF’s experience and speed shine through for EPI Group

EPI Group

£3m Confidential Invoice Discounting

Ambitions

EPI has 30 years’ experience in delivering exploration and production consultancy services to the oil and gas industry, supporting clients with their seismic surveys, environmental projects and wellsite operations. Headquartered in the UK, it has offices in the US, Australia, Russia, France, Ghana and South America.

In late 2016 EPI acquired P.D.F. Limited, a leading UK-based oil & gas geoscience consultancy. The acquisition complements EPI’s core operations business of supporting land and marine seismic surveys, data processing, environmental projects and wellsite operations, whilst introducing a new advisory arm to the organisation, providing a full suite of geoscience services.

This key strategic move provides a further foundation for continued global expansion and diversification. A key consideration was to ensure that EPI had a facility that provided the necessary headroom for growth at this dynamic stage of the company’s development.

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EPI needed a funder who could support the company’s international dimensions. The Confidential Invoice Discounting facility from IGF crucially provides funding for overseas sister company debtors, as well as the flexibility to support future funding needs.

This is the first time EPI has utilised an Invoice Discounting facility. What shone through from IGF during the tender was the experience of its team, giving EPI the assurance that they had a trusted partner who would be supporting them at every step of this new funding journey.

“They fully supported our need for speed during the deal process.”

Reflections

Richard Bradley, Chief Finance Officer, EPI Group, said;

“IGF answered all of our questions very thoroughly and walked us through the process. They fully supported our need for speed during the deal process and worked exceptionally collaboratively throughout.”

Jon Hughes, Commercial Director – ABL, IGF Group, said;

“We are delighted that our dedication to speed and our experience has again exemplified why IGF is the funder of choice for so many growing businesses. We are delighted to be supporting EPI at such an exciting time.”

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