A Fun Story with a Purpose

Over the years many people in the industry have shared funny stories with me that often made an impact on the way I have thought about business.  I would like to share one of those stories with you.  I know I will be dating myself as this story goes back to when drivers and technicians […]

Propane Tanks and Company Value

The recent increases in propane tank costs have had some interesting effects on company value.  Many clients have come to us thinking that since propane tanks costs have doubled over the last few years, their company value has gone up the same amount.  While it is not a one for one increase, we have seen […]

Should a Company Market for or Acquire New Customers?

On occasion we are asked if it is more cost effective to gain an account through sales and marketing or through an acquisition. Over the years we have completed the analysis several times. To do the analysis yourself, you need to drill down into your operating expenses and calculate all the expenses associated with sales […]

Cetane Named Top 10 M&A Consulting Firms in 2022

An Expert Set of Hands for Informed M&A Decision-Making FIRST SEEN IN FINANCIAL SERVICES REVIEW | The decision to acquire a business is often made with a clear vision: buy their technologies, conquer a new vertical, reduce the competition, and increase profits. But for a seller, it’s all about advantageously positioning their business, finding the […]

Meeting the Challenge of Inflation

FIRST SEEN IN FUEL OIL NEWS | We have all seen the cost of doing business increase.  Wages, especially driver wages, vehicles, propane tanks, service parts, vehicle fuel, and many other operating expenses have had substantial increases.  The Consumer Price Index rose 9.2 percent from April 2021 to April 2022, the largest 12-month increase since […]

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We were very pleased to have such a knowledgeable and experienced company in our corner with the team at Cetane. It was obvious that they knew the best process and how to get the ball over the goal line. Their advice throughout the process was greatly appreciated and we thoroughly enjoyed working with them.

— Steve Lombardi, Brodeur’s Oil, Moosup, CT