Deloitte US has acquired energy consultants
Altos Management Partners and energy market modelling company

Altos Management Partners and MarketPoint,
which is best known for its analytic suite MarketBuilder, were
founded in 1995.

Deloitte US partner Andy Dunn has been
appointed managing partner of Deloitte MarketPoint, which is
located within the Deloitte Centre for Energy Solutions.

“[The acquisitions] will allow Deloitte to
provide the energy industry with decision support solutions,
including MarketBuilder, its models and data, in addition to
consulting services,” Dunn said.

MarketPoint founder Dale Nesbitt joined
Deloitte as part of the acquisition. Nesbitt is well known in the
energy industry for his market analysis modelling tools, including
the North American Regional Gas Model, the World Gas Trade Model,
the World Oil Model, the Western European Gas Model and the North
American Regional Electricity Model.

Deloitte said the acquisitions will provide
clients with the ability to gain a better understanding of market
fundamentals for energy commodities, including oil, gas, refinery
products, electricity and coal.