Steven Abbate

Steven Abbate

Managing Director

With more than 30 years of experience in the downstream energy industry, Steve has been involved in the acquisition or sale of over 200 retail energy marketers providing a range of consumer products and services like propane, fuel oil, gasoline, diesel fuel, trucking, and HVAC.

Steve has consulted with and performed financial and operational evaluations on hundreds of retail energy businesses all over the United States. He’s built numerous financial models to evaluate and project future performance, enable benchmarking and provide frameworks for operational improvement.

Steve is recognized as an expert in the field of end-use energy company valuations by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in both the District of Connecticut and the Southern District of New York, and the Connecticut Probate Court. He has also served as a Chief Restructuring Officer appointed by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court.

Several industry publications have published articles written by Steve on subjects such as improving operational efficiencies, business valuations, hedging techniques, cash flow management and mergers and acquisitions. He is a regular speaker at the Atlantic Region Energy Expo, National Propane Gas Association, Propane Gas Association of New England and the New England Fuel Institute on topics including acquisitions, valuations, process improvements, cash flow management and strategic planning.

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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