Sector Expert: Daren Oddenino
Daren Oddenino is the Assistant Vice President at Ziegler Corporate Finance. Previously, he was a senior analyst in the research group for C. K. Cooper & Co., a full-service investment bank. Oddenino has focused on the oil and gas sector since 2005, when he began his career at a middle-market M&A advisory firm working with privately held oil service companies. Oddenino also focused on small and mid-cap exploration and production companies while working at KeyBanc Capital Markets' oil and gas group as well as in the corporate finance group at Canaccord Genuity. During his career, he has participated in the execution and closing of over $8B in transactions, including equity and debt offerings, mergers, fairness opinions, PIPEs and arranging of senior credit facilities. Oddenino graduated from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City with a bachelor of science in Economics. He is a licensed FINRA broker and maintains Series 7 and 66 licenses.
A more profitable outcome often requires a new way of doing things. The Energy Report profiled some of the most innovative stories in the energy space in 2013. Our experts talked about everything from developments in hydraulic fracturing techniques to new ways of finding and processing natural resources. As we look forward to exciting new opportunities in 2014, let's revisit some stories our experts shared last year.
Let's make one thing clear: There is no magic formula to determine which company will be the next big buyout story. But if there were a formula, it would include variables like asset value, management skill level, risk profile and location, location, location. Today, C. K. Cooper & Co. Analyst Daren Oddenino joins The Energy Report to discuss M&A trends and help us solve for X. One caveat—a company that tempts an international player might leave domestic majors cold.