OFSCap, LLC (“OFS”) is a boutique energy investment and merchant bank, providing high quality advice and services to corporate and institutional clients world-wide in the exploration and production, oil field services, power, distribution and renewables sectors.   OFS also has specialized group within the company that strictly focuses on turnaround and restructuring of distressed energy companies, projects, or joint ventures.  The OFS Restructuring Team is co-lead by Fred Zeidman and Jeffrey Freedman, both highly experienced restructuring and turnaround professionals.  Their goal is simple: stabilize the situation, prepare a plan, and effectively execute on that plan to maximize value.



The energy industry has seen incredible growth the past several years with an unprecedented amount of investment and attention from investors.  As with all vibrant activity there can be:

  • Unmet financial expectations
  • Poor operating performance
  • Unmet technical results
  • Rising costs
  • Mismanaged human resources
  • Overstretched management teams
  • Poor initial legal and due diligence
  • Unseen governmental risks



OFS’s dedicated Restructuring Team can work with companies in all sectors and levels of sophistication of the energy industry.   The team has conducted engagements in all areas of the energy industry for companies ranging in size from small start-up businesses to large mid-cap companies.  In this capacity the OFS Restructuring Team offers the following services:

  • Turnaround and Restructuring – develop and execute on a concise workable plan
  • Chief Restructuring Officer – onsite crisis management
  • Transaction Advisory – maximize value with energy skills and knowledge
  • Valuation – provide realistic and market executing analysis
  • Mergers and Acquisition – transaction development and execution
  • Partner identification – develop and identify prospective partners
  • Financing – through the OFSCap team raise the required capital from either domestic or international sources

Over the past several years in the energy industry the market has changed significantly.  Our professionals in the Restructuring Team have kept up with the changes and bring a wealth of key relationships and contacts in the energy and financial community to solve the most challenging assignment.