Environmental, health, safety, social and sustainability (EHS) factors and environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations are often overlooked and undervalued during a transaction. This can easily delay or even prevent closure of the deal. It can also mean investors leave money on the table, see business operations disrupted post-close and lose opportunities to recognise value.
SLR’s Transaction Services team provides our clients with early insights into how these factors can impact the value of a transaction, or can be leveraged to maximize returns and opportunities for growth.
Our core team of dedicated Transaction Services professionals is globally integrated and then complemented by an extensive and skilled group of technical discipline specialists with deep sector experience. This combined and collaborative team provides an unrivalled service to clients across a range of markets.
We make sure we work with our clients and their other diligence streams in partnership, to assure full transparency on issues and opportunities throughout the transactional process, informing the integration and value creation strategies.
SLR takes a pragmatic approach to risk, ensuring we are fully aligned with client, stake holder and transactional tolerances, in order to provide deal-specific consulting and help effectively position our clients and realize EHS/ESG value.
This allows our clients to:
- react quickly, often accelerating diligence and allowing for early-stage bids and critical edge in competitive situations
- have early line of sight on integration issues and opportunities, and helps mitigate future EHS and ESG risk
- increase their return on investment
- align EHS strategy with strategic goals
Our Transaction Services clients include:
|The Sterling Group||Black Rock||EDRD||3i|
|Exponent Private Equity||Charme Capital Partners||Green Investment Bank||Investec|
|Terra Firma||Business Development Bank of Canada||Handelsbanken|
Our services include:
- Vendor due diligence and divestitures
- M&A due diligence
- Post-merger integration (PMI)
- Asset retirement obligation (ARO)
- Environmental, social and governance (ESG)
- Regulatory support
- Engineering support
- Property condition assessment (PCA) and valuations
Our commitment and approach is focused on the following elements:
Deal focused – We will understand the context of the deal and the business objectives of our client. We then focus on items that are material to the transaction. A great deal of time and money can be wasted by chasing down detailed issues that are not relevant to the deal. Finally, we offer business solutions to the issues raised during the due diligence. Our objective is to get the deal done and not to generate obstacles.
Responsive – We believe one of the most critical elements in a successful EH&S due diligence project is that we initiate and complete our services in a timely manner. We have a very successful track record for keeping the EH&S Assessment off of the critical path.
Consistent Quality and Results – Given the significant liabilities that can be associated with EH&S issues, it is imperative that potential concerns are properly identified and quantified during the due diligence. We are proud of the reputation we have earned for delivering quality results on a consistent basis.
Technical and Experienced Based Opinions – The level of experience of our staff is unsurpassed in the EH&S consulting business. Many of our staff have managed EH&S Departments at companies prior to becoming consultants. The findings in our due diligence reports are based on very high levels of technical expertise and many years of experience.
Cost Effectiveness – By managing our costs and executing scopes of work that evaluate the appropriate amount of detail, SLR is able to provide exceptional service at very competitive costs