For a business of any size and in any sector, it is crucial to its longevity and financial security to receive correct and forthright advice. This could be related to successfully concluding a merger and acquisition (M&A) or effectively identifying and managing risks before an asset is put up for sale. RSK is highly experienced in supporting the financial sector (banks, private equity, institutional investors etc.) across a range of environmental, health, safety, environment social governance and engineering issues ranging from detailed due diligence assignments for transactions through to portfolio company support enhancing opportunities and creating value for clients.
Combing decades of expertise
RSK has more than 30 years of experience of assisting its clients during corporate transactions. We can provide everything required to conclude due diligence assignments quickly, accurately and cost effectively. RSK’s due diligence capabilities cover issues such as
• environmental and social governance (ESG), health and safety compliance, and reputational risk
• detailed regulatory compliance assessments for current and future known regulatory changes to aid in maintaining compliance contaminated land and asbestos
• emerging issues such as carbon management
• product compliance, including chemical regulatory issues such as REACH
• technical engineering for land development, new-build projects, development monitoring and asset enhancement on behalf of investors
• monetising risk and current and potential future liabilities, including the potential for fines, and their associated remedial costs to aid price negotiations.
A single source for multiple solutions
From a due diligence perspective on M&A/divestment projects, RSK supports its clients in implementing solutions to enhance investment returns by helping them to move from basic compliance through to a more mature proposition of value enhancement for continual improvement or help them to protect the value of their assets.
Understanding your concerns
Our clients often have compressed timescales for completion of transactions, be they for divestment purposes or from an M&A perspective. Our specialists ensure we provide commercially sensitive and timely information to support a project. We are also often asked to provide support on identifying and negotiating, in close consultation with the appointed legal team, on indemnities for the sale and purchase agreement, any ‘price chip’ opportunities and, importantly for vendors, looking at helping to prevent any ‘hard stop’ in the process by effectively identifying and managing risks before the assets are put up for sale.
RSK provides a highly tailored, technical team from across its group-wide companies to provide the client with the best possible solution. A dedicated point of contact and management team, with a project manager or director, will project manage the client’s case to ensure all areas are covered effectively, on time and to budget.
The level of investigation RSK undertakes is tailored to the needs of the proposed transaction. We work with direct company investors, technical advisers and legal counsels to manage liabilities, protect the value of investments and develop opportunities to create value in a transaction. We can provide everything required to conclude due diligence assignments quickly, accurately and cost-effectively.
RSK has extensive experience of completing a range of due diligence assignments around the globe, including for airports; energy, such as conventional and unconventional oil and gas, power generation and renewables; manufacturing; real estate; transport; waste; and the water sector.
RSK can assist you through various types of technical due diligence at either end of the negotiating table: limited and detailed vendor reports; sale and lease-back projects; and acquisition (phases 1 and 2).