Monday, June 18, 2018

Peter J. Solomon Company Offers Special Committee for Objective Advice

Hailing from Oklahoma City, Duke Ligon serves as senior vice president of Mekusukey Oil Company, a private mineral investment firm. Outside of his business, Duke Ligon advises the Peter J. Solomon Company, a Houston-based energy practice.

When large businesses confront financial decisions involving a potential conflict of interest, the best route often can be appointing a special committee made up of independent advisors and external financial experts without a stake in the transaction. The Peter J. Solomon Company provides this professional service to its clients to ensure they have an objective financial advisor available to them who is free of conflicts.

Known as the firm’s Special Committee & Fairness Opinion Practice, this branch of Peter J. Solomon has advised companies on complex, high-stakes deals such as stock-for-stock mergers, joint ventures, cross-border acquisitions, leveraged recapitalizations, and more. The firm guarantees that it has no business or financial conflicts related to securities research, trading, or ownership.

Monday, May 14, 2018

New Client Engagement Process at Heritage Trust

Oklahoma City executive Duke Ligon possesses a diverse professional background with a history of leadership positions within several businesses and organizations. Drawing from over three decades of experience in corporate legal affairs, Duke Ligon serves on the board of directors for Heritage Trust. Heritage staff create customized engagement plans for new clients that accommodate their needs in relation to financial planning, trust administration, and investment, as well as real estate and oil and gas management. 

On their first day with Heritage, new clients work with a relationship manager to execute a trust or agency agreement. The manager will handle the transfer of assets and ensure the completion of all proper documentation. To govern matters going forward, discussions regarding the company’s risk tolerance questionnaire also take place at this point. Over the next two to four weeks, managers will develop and execute the plan as agreed on day one, as well as review account objectives and financial plans and invest in assets according to the plan. 

In addition, clients will receive regular communications from Heritage managers over the course of the agreement. Communications formats include monthly statements, quarterly performance reports, and periodic proactive communications. Clients also meet with managers for an annual review of their agreement which allows them to review the account’s performance and make necessary updates to objectives and financial plans.

Monday, April 30, 2018

Vantage Drilling Company Background

Duke Ligon of Oklahoma City is a senior energy executive with five decades of experience managing and providing counsel to large companies in the energy sector. The former senior vice president of Devon Energy in Oklahoma City, Duke Ligon is a respected advisor who sits on the boards of many notable corporations, including Vantage Drilling Company.

A Houston-based contractor with offshore sites in Malaysia, Congo, and Indonesia, Vantage Drilling Company supplies oil and gas to companies worldwide. According to Vantage Drilling's core values, the company is committed to quality, compliance, and environmentally conscious decision-making. 

Vantage Drilling Company was founded in 2007 and has a workforce of 440 employees around the globe. Besides its own fleet of drillships and jack-ups, Vantage Drilling manages and supervises the construction of rigs owned by other companies. 

Vantage Drilling Company’s chief executive officer, Ihab Toma, was appointed to the position in 2016. Vantage Drilling’s board of directors encompasses highly experienced professionals from the energy and financial sectors.