Southern Geoscience Consultants

Southern Geoscience Consultants

Southern Geoscience Consultants (SGC) – Using a tailored solution with full consideration of all relevant issues to help navigate complex decisions

The Business

Southern Geoscience Consultants (SGC) is a group of talented consulting geophysicists, specialising in mineral exploration. The company is one of the largest geophysical consultancies in the world, working with junior to mid-sized companies that don’t have a staff geophysicist, and major companies requiring additional geophysical expertise and capability.

The Challenge

The team at AR Advisors have been working hand-in-hand with SGC’s internal accountants since 2008, assisting with year-end compliance. Continued growth within the company led to Board-level discussions about the business’ shareholding structure. Through these discussions, SGC identified a further need for specialist business and taxation advice.

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AR Advisors’ Solution

AR Advisors has provided a range of business advisory services to the SGC Board, including:

  • Business valuation – we provided an independent valuation report painting a complete picture of the company’s value.
  • Share sale process – we established a process for future sale and purchase of company shares.
  • Developing a shareholders’ agreement – we delivered a tailored solution with full consideration of all relevant issues, potential future events and succession planning.
  • Organisational structure – we are working with SGC to help optimise their internal structure to align with business goals.

The team at AR Advisors have been an important partner for SGC over the years. They provide a reliable year-end compliance service and are always easy to work with.
Their specialist advice has also helped us to navigate complex decisions at the Board level and they’ve played a central role in ensuring that organisational changes are accepted by both our staff and shareholders. Their ongoing guidance has given us the confidence that the company is moving in the right direction.

David Chapman, Managing Director, SGC