Business Direction

Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)

In today’s highly competitive M&A market, where record-high valuations and condensed exclusivity periods are the norm, it’s critical that due diligence be focused, fast and accurate.

Without timely answers, you may need to walk away from an opportunity, potentially costing you tens of thousands of dollars in dead-deal costs. Even worse, the inability to identify and manage key liabilities can cost your company millions. That’s where EHS Support can help.

Your Technical Expert, Business Partner & Proponent

At EHS Support, communication and client support are our top priority. Our highly experienced team of scientists, engineers, auditors, geologists and regulatory experts go above and beyond, quantifying and putting environmental, health and safety issues into easy-to-understand business terms.

We are with you through all phases of a merger or acquisition, from pre-letter-of-intent (LOI), conducting thorough environmental, health and safety (EH&S) due diligence; during ownership, enhancing the EH&S value of your existing company; and through divestiture, preparing you with an EH&S perspective.

A Team You Can Rely On

As a fierce client partner, we view ourselves as an extension of your team. With strategic locations throughout Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, United States and South Africa, we can be ready at a moment’s notice to get things done with speed, precision and accuracy. Our integrated team represents a broad level of expertise across all sectors — manufacturing, wood treating, land development, oil-and-gas, chemical, waste and everything in between. Ours is a holistic approach to environmental (and health and safety) due diligence, helping you frame the results in the context of the business transaction being considered and, where possible, providing you with immediate and future liabilities in monetary terms.

Support for your business, a drive toward efficiency and comprehensive management for your environmental needs at the best possible value — that’s what you’ll find with EHS Support.

EH&S Due Diligence for M&A

EH&S Due Diligence for M&A

EHS Support understands the needs of our clients to quickly and clearly complete environmental due diligence and meet tight transactional deadlines. Our diligence experts, compliance professionals, scientists, engineers, analysts and regulatory experts bring a blend of experience, enthusiasm and urgency to every deal, providing you with a business advantage over the competition. Plain and simple, we deliver focused and quantified business solutions you can use to ensure successful deal completion.

Phase I ESAs & Phase II Site Investigation Activities

Phase I ESAs & Phase II Site Investigation Activities

Our due diligence and compliance professionals have performed Phase I ESAs and Phase II site investigations at thousands of facilities—encompassing a wide variety of industries, with a wide variety of potential concerns—enabling our clients to identify and quantify environmental risk and proceed with successful transactions. We help you reduce the risk and costs associated with both the environmental and the health-and-safety elements of transactions, thereby maximising your shareholders’ returns.

International Multi-Country M&A Integration

International Multi-Country M&A Integration

When acquiring a company outside its normal operational sphere, companies often struggle to understand the regulatory environment. Our teams have worked in multiple geographies and, as a result, we have developed an understanding of many other countries’ EH&S requirements. We’ve also developed strategic alliances with other smaller M&A consultants (in a number of countries, including China and Mexico), enabling us to manage due diligence and follow requirements effectively.

EH&S Integration

EH&S Integration

Fast and effective integration is the key to ensuring a successful and profitable acquisition. Aligning environmental management systems, compliance requirements and health-and-safety programs between newly merged companies, while ensuring business operations are not interrupted, is critical. Our team of experts works to renew and update key permits, revise and update financial accruals and leverage key expenditures within the first year to leverage the purchase price accounting positions.

Preparing for Divestiture from an EH&S Perspective

Preparing for Divestiture from an EH&S Perspective

Properly packaging and presenting EH&S activities can help sellers achieve the most value upon exit and best position them for a clean divestiture. From sell-side EH&S audits to sell-side purchase agreement review, we’ll help to address environmental matters pre-sale, allowing you to stay ahead of the environmental due diligence process and control the quality and flow of information provided during diligence.