due diligence Articles

  • Environmental due diligence

    Emma Farthing, a Senior Manager of ENVIRON, and Simon Johnson, Managing Director of ENVIRON FRS (Financial Risk Services), explain how an integrated approach to environmental due diligence results in an effective risk management and transfer program that protects leverage buyouts and investors, which is also attractive to vendors and brings future added ...


    By ENVIRON

  • Due diligence for freehold purchase

    Client: Confidential Location: Shropshire, UK Services: Site investigation and contaminated land assessment, due diligence Summary: A concrete-mixing operator wished to purchase the freehold of their site. ESI undertook site investigation and risk assessment as part of a due diligence exercise. Our report enabled finance ...


    By ESI Consulting Ltd

  • Beyond environmental due diligence

    Few businesses are completely free of environmental liability and many have significant exposure both historically and into the future for actions of the current and/or past owners/operators. Dr. Simon Johnson, of ENVIRON FRS (Financial Risk Services), provides a structured approach to managing the financial consequences of environmental liabilities in the middle ...


    By ENVIRON

  • Environmental Due Diligence - Development and Process

    Emma Farthing, a Senior Manager in ENVIRON’s London, UK, office, explores the background to international environmental due diligence and examines the emerging future trends in process and practice. This article appears in a special supplement of Financier Worldwide, which also includes editorial comments from Ian Bailey, Director of ENVIRON's European ...


    By ENVIRON

  • Due diligence is everybody`s business

    In an ever expanding global marketplace, environmental, health and safety issues are becoming increasingly integrated into corporate governance. The practice of transactional due diligence is evolving to address emerging drivers related to these issues. This article appears in the September issue of CEO ...


    By ENVIRON

  • Impact - a survey on environmental due diligence

    Untitled Document Environmental due diligence (EDD) has become an important feature of an increasing number of merger and acquisition (M&A) transactions. Interestingly, however, it is not automatically ...


    By KPMG International

  • International Environmental Due Diligence- Similarities and Differences

    In an article for Financier Worldwide's M&A Behind the Scenes Supplement, Emma Farthing, a Principal in ENVIRON's London office, discusses the similarities and differences in International Due Diligence standards and ...


    By ENVIRON

  • Due diligence: changes to us accounting standards

    Recent changes in US accounting standards are profoundly affecting environmental due diligence requirements. The new standards require that broader assumptions be incorporated into the valuation of environmental liabilities and could change many corporations’ approach to environmental due diligence. Existing standardsThe prior standards only required environmental liabilities to be accounted ...

  • Sustainability due diligence: LEED® as the evolving national standard

    This article examines current trends in the finance and real estate industries related to due diligence and sustainability. According to the authors of the article, the emergence of the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design rating system, together with the establishment and backing of the Carbon Principles by some of the world's leading financial ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • Vapor Encroachment Screening:A Necessary Task in Environmental Due Diligence

    Real Estate, Banking, and Environmental professionals are very familiar with ASTM E 1527-05, Standard Practice for Phase I Environmental Site Assessments, used as a routine due diligence element for real property transactions.  Less widely known and less frequently incorporated as a formal element in the environmental due diligence process is ASTM Standard Guide for ...

  • Due diligence and remedial cost estimation at a former car manufacturer

    Client: Confidential Location: Coventry, West Midlands, UK Services: Due Diligence, Remedial Cost Estimation Summary: ESI’s review and remedial cost estimation provided our client with reliable information on which to base decisions to sell on, or redevelop, a former car manufacturing site ESI was ...


    By ESI Consulting Ltd

  • Environmental Insurance for Lenders: What is It, and Can It Substitute for Due Diligence?

     This article addresses two aspects of the new environmental insurance policies for lenders (usually referred to as Secured Creditor, or SC, policies): that of the sometimes significant differences among the policies now on the market, and the controversial due diligence issue - whether the policies can be a 'substitute' for environmental due diligence or a Phase I. The four major ...

  • Incorporating energy performance, sustainability of buildings into environmental due diligence

    This article examines recent trends related to climate change and sustainability and their impacts on environmental due diligence. The authors say quantifying a building's energy and sustainability condition, performance, and potential will become commonplace and now is being incorporated into routine commercial real estate transactions. They believe commercial property sellers should consider ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • Delivering real-time due diligence results - case Study

    Challenge: A global pharmaceutical company announced their plans to acquire another pharmaceutical company with property assets of more than 30 manufacturing, research and development and product distribution facilities operating throughout North America, South America, Europe and Asia. In response to strong business and market incentives, client management set an ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Lost science: effects on environmental risk policy, litigation and due diligence

    When the work of recognised technical experts and the scientific method are abandoned, overlooked, subverted, limited, overruled or otherwise diminished in the development of scientific documents, findings and recommendations, a situation termed 'Lost Science' occurs. Lacking critical information, report findings do not reflect scientific knowledge or realities. This results in skewed ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Can A Consulting Firm with LSRPs on Staff Provide Confidential Due Diligence?

    Many clients raise questions regarding the state of the environmental due diligence process in New Jersey, in the wake of the Site Remediation Reform Act’s (“SRRA”) passage and the institution of the Licensed Site Remediation Professional (“LSRP”) program.  These questions often concern whether an environmental consulting firm can conduct a confidential due ...

  • Vapor intrusion and indoor air quality due diligence during property transactions

    Vapor intrusion (i.e. the migration of volatile chemicals from contaminated soil and/or ground water through the subsurface into overlying building structures) as a contributing indoor air has become a growing concern for property owners and prospective purchasers in recent years as it can cause significant indoor air quality problems. This is largely due to the increased focus on this issue by ...

  • A risky business or setting the standard?

    In an article written for the UK & European Middle Market Review in Financier Worldwide Magazine, Emma Farthing and Simon Johnson from ENVIRON's London office discuss developments in three related issues in environmental due diligence: scope of work, environmental deal breakers, and new regulations and ...


    By ENVIRON

  • Consent probability

    The quality of a risk analysis depends on the quality of its constituent probabilities, which are often subject to doubt. The passe (but still widely accepted) dichotomy between subjective and objective probabilities is shown to be inadequate for decision making. Invoking Karl Popper's three-world ontogeny, two other concepts of particular relevance to engineering decision making are introduced: ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Mobilizing global teams case study

    Challenge: A global consumer packaged goods company seeking to identify potential divestment opportunities enlisted the support of Antea Group to provide environmental due diligence services at multiple facility locations across 24 countries within an aggressive six-week time frame. Solution: Antea Group quickly mobilized due diligence experts from office ...


    By Antea Group - USA

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