Established in 2020, DKC is a boutique consultancy providing bespoke advice and support to clients.
DKC takes a client focused approach by providing high quality services which add value to each client’s business and which are tailored to their needs. This is all under-pinned and built on a mutual relationship of respect and trust.
Every client is unique. Unique cultures.
Unique goals. Unique problems
and unique opportunities.
DKC recognizes this. By collaborating closely with our clients, we understand exactly what is important to them, their business and the challenges they face. This in turn allows DKC to provide client focused support and offer services which add value.
What We Can Do For You
The menu below provides a general list of our services. Each can be provided as a standalone service or, if a client’s business requires, a number of services can be packaged to form a bespoke, value driven solution. Click on a particular service below to learn more.
Then get in touch with us to have a discussion about the nature of your business, the outcome you want to achieve and the problems you are facing. Together, we can work out a tailored solution to suit your needs and achieve your business goals.
Working Across Sectors
The maritime sector is dynamic and fast moving. It often demands the ability to move quickly to take advantage of an opportunity or to react to market forces. It is also a sector which puts relationships at the heart of everything.
By leaning heavily on its founder, Devandran Karunakaran, and his 20 years of experience in the maritime industry, DKC supports its clients by being flexible and versatile while understanding the importance of developing long lasting relationships. Whether it is introducing clients to sources of funding or potential sellers in order to execute an asset play strategy in a soft market or structuring and negotiating financings, S&P or joint ventures, DKC is on hand to offer value driven, bespoke services to its clients, to suit their exact needs.
As with the maritime sector, DKC leverages Devandran’s wealth of experience in the offshore energy sector. Devandran has executed advisory, introductory, structuring and negotiation functions on behalf of clients on some of Asia’s most high profile offshore energy projects including FSRU and FPSO projects.
As the world continues to rely more heavily on transition fuels as part of a greener future, DKC’s list of clients in the offshore energy sector extends to include advising government project sponsors and providing Introductory Services to oil majors seeking to supply the molecules.
Renewables and Transition Fuels
DKC has considerable experience in the nascent and evolving renewables sector. We don’t just advise companies and projects from afar. We have real experience of the issues and problems faced in the renewables sector, for example, sustainability issues around biodiesel feedstock and how to resolve those issues.
Through our Introductory Service, we work closely with oil majors and their trading arms looking to secure reliable, sustainable feedstock. DKC knows very well the country and commodity risks that are prevalent. We also advise the feedstock companies in terms of short, mid-term and long-term strategy. We structure joint venture opportunities and working capital solutions and negotiate with investment grade off-takers.
While the world moves towards achieving net zero, transition fuels such as gas will continue to play a big part in the world’s energy consumption make-up. DKC continues to be involved in onshore gas projects, including small scale LNG import terminals.
Lastly, leveraging off considerable experience in the offshore energy sector, DKC is becoming increasingly involved in the wind and solar energy sectors.
"We engaged DKC to provide their Advisory Service on a gas power project. The client was a government backed project sponsor. DKC was selected after a rigorous selection process due in no small part to the firm’s specific FSRU knowledge in the offshore LNG sector which is unparalleled and runs deep. In addition, Devandran was able to distil information quickly and identify the specific project risks facing the client. It was clear that Devandran had real experience of the country and market challenges facing the client. DKC advised the client on the best strategy to adopt to be resilient to these specific risks and did so in a timely, client friendly manner."
Director of Strategy at one of the Big Four