Firsthand Experience. Specialized Expertise.

Our experiences as owners, operators and advisors in the evolving energy sector provides the perspective to understand your financial, strategic and operational considerations. Put our expertise and experience to work for you and maximize your result with peace of mind on your next M&A or corporate finance transaction.

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Background Pattern

Innovative approach with proven results.

Our team is comprised of some of the brightest minds in corporate finance today.

We integrate traditional customer service values with innovative technologies, predictive analytics and strict data-driven analyses. Each DEG deal team is structured with your best interests and objectives in mind.

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Benefit from our unique experience formula

Whether you want to buy a business or sell your own, our team has the experience to guide you every step of the way.


Direct experience as industry operators



Active consulting to big oil and industry operators



Active M&A and consulting engagements with retail & wholesale energy companies


Maximum Shareholder Value

You benefit from our unique blend of industry knowledge & experience

DEG vs. Other Industry Advisors

Credibility as Past Owner/Operators

DEG principals have owned and operated retail convenience stores and wholesale fuel operations across a multi-state region. Owners and CEOs are more likely to engage in deeper dialogue with us, since we’ve been in their shoes. We can relate to a multitude of operators ranging from C-level executives to multi-generational family members, allowing us to achieve a higher success rate and deliver superior results based on the client’s goals and objectives.

Hands-On Approach

DEG recognizes that the transactional nature of M&A requires real hands-on business and industry expertise. Clients can depend on our technical expertise and proven ability to structure transactions and deliver maximum value. In contrast to many larger competitors, DEG will not delegate your transaction to junior bankers executing on behalf of a deal team. DEG takes pride in being the actual deal team processing C-level industry experience ourselves and leading transactions to successful closings.

Successful Track Record and Reputation of Success

DEG has significant experience working with both large, publicly-traded companies as evidenced with our long-term engagements with BP, TA, and Shell, as well as multi-generational family businesses and operators. These experiences allow DEG to better understand the client makeup and requirements needed to effectively assist with each M&A engagement.

Industry Relationships that Matter

DEG has established relationships with the leading regional owner/operators and financial investors that makeup the industry comprised of ~150k c-store / travel centers.

Phillips 66
World Fuel Services
GPM Investments, LLC

What clients are saying

Not too long ago, our balance sheet was not sufficient for meeting our short and long-term organizational goals. Our debt to credit ratio was impacting our good standing and how we operated. Lean budgets and mounting debt from past transactions was diminishing our good name in the marketplace. DEG and its team of expert advisors helped us consolidate debt, restructure and become the thriving business we initially set out to become.

Blake L.
Marketing Director

Business valuation and strategic planning used to be a great challenge for us internally. Thankfully, a member of our leadership team had worked with Steve Griffin (DEG) and his team, in years past on a number of transactions. Highly recommended, we gave them a shot and they haven’t let us don’t once. Steve and his team have proven themselves time and again, filling a significant knowledge gap we didn’t know existed.

Anthony G.
VP of Legal Counsel

Our firm’s strategy is a growth by acquisition model. For years, we had trouble finding advisors as analytical and data/analytics focused as we are. DEG is a different type of M&A firm and one we are proud to partner with. The transparency, proactive communication and attention to detail is exactly what our business requires. We count on DEG to have our backs and represent our best interests throughout each transaction/engagement.

Joanne R.
Chief Financial Officer

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