Mergers & Acquisitions
The impact of environmental, sustainability and compliance risks on any business engaged in a merger or acquisition can be very significant.
Vendors, acquirers and lenders should consider these issues very seriously in their acquisition, ownership and exit strategies, as their impacts are felt in terms of capital outlay, management time and reputational risk.
At WSP, our worldwide team and the depth of our technical expertise, ensures we are well placed to handle multi-site and multi-jurisdictional transactions, as well as M&A work on single operations. The breadth of our team means we have local understanding of regulatory regimes and market conditions, and can evaluate and advise on their material significance.
Our service capability includes:
- Dataroom evaluation
- Desk study evaluations
- Environmental, health and safety site assessments
- Intrusive soil and groundwater investigations
- Asbestos and hazardous material assessments
- Energy consultancy
- Integrated building surveys
- Sustainability credentials
- Corporate social responsibility assessments
- Reputational assessments
- Legislative compliance
- Negotiation support
- Development of risk management strategies
We pride ourselves on the delivery of commercially focused and clearly communicated reports, with advice aimed at helping parties make a decision and take corrective action when appropriate. We recognise that this form of reporting is highly confidential and usually required at short notice.
Risks will vary from business to business. They relate to sites, processes, an organisation’s history, products, services, or may be as a result of their geographies. At WSP we have the experience to investigate and identify any of these risks.