Transactional Due Diligence
SLR is especially skilled at quantifying environmental risks in monetary terms and works to identify the maximum amount of liabilities possible, with a minimal expenditure of time and money.
SLR provides due diligence support services to Merger & Acquisition (M&A) activities. These services, where risk is ‘quantified’ for negotiations, are generally provided in support of property transfers or business element transfers. There are a number of areas, beyond traditional Phase 1 and Phase 2 Environmental Site Assessment, where a good understanding of potential risk can allow the better informed party in a transaction to realise significant benefits.
Developing an environmental strategy, before, or during negotiations, shows the transaction team where there are opportunities for environmental savings or mitigating environmental risks.
SLR understands the type and value of liabilities which need to be resolved prior to entering into an agreement and which are best addressed subsequent to an agreement.
Environmental Due Diligence
The need for environmental due diligence (EDD) is often a crucial part of acquiring companies, land and premises and SLR has considerable experience of supporting both vendors and purchasers in this process.
SLR are able to provide reliable and pragmatic advice on issues that have or may have a material impact on the balance sheet/value so as to allow informed decisions to be made on the investment and on issues such as warranties, indemnities, insurance solutions and ultimately, the paid price.
The SLR team are able to provide both land-focused services, which evaluate actual and potential soil and groundwater liabilities pertaining to business and property, as well as an assessment of compliance with regulations and good practice, health and safety, employees’ exposure to toxic materials, product liability and carbon footprint.
How can SLR help?
SLR has experience in the following areas:
- Multinational projects
- Multi site projects
- Multi issue projects
- Vendor Due Diligence
- Purchaser Due Diligence
- Due diligence support for financial institutions
- Insurance product reviews