In some industries, such as the petroleum and chemicals sectors, CDI Global augments its cadre of search partners with large networks of industry advisors. In such cases, our industry expertise comprises many hundreds of years of collective experience. Our industry specialization enables us to efficiently identify the right buy-side and sell-side targets for our clients and to have ready access to the decision-makers in these companies. Moreover, our industry knowledge enables CDI Global to support clients in identifying and evaluating potential synergies that could be realized through a business combination as well as to help clients plan for and coordinate their due diligence activities. As many of our search partners have bought and sold companies during their industry careers, they are also well qualified for supporting clients throughout the negotiation process, as needed.