Pollution Legal Liability Insurance: Another Tool for Addressing Environmental Risks in Mergers and Acquisitions


By: Bruce Martin

In transactions where significant environmental issues are a concern, it is important for dealmakers to understand how best to control associated risks. While common mechanisms for doing so may include purchase price reductions, escrow accounts and indemnification agreements, these tools sometimes fail to provide the comprehensive protection that may be necessary. Another mechanism used to control environmental risks associated with a transaction is the use of Pollution Legal Liability (PLL) insurance.  PLL policies protect policyholders against ...

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The Internet of Things in M&A: What You Need to Know about the fastest growing sector of the Internet from an Environmental Perspective


By: Kate Gibson

The “Internet of Things” (IoT): If you haven’t heard of it, you are in good company, but a bad position. IoT is everywhere and getting into everything, but according to Forbes, 87% of people haven’t even heard of the Internet of Things “IoT.”

IoT is still only a quiet buzz in the mergers and acquisitions (M&A) world, even though the projections for its growth are in the billions in the next 4 years.  According to ...

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2016 Middle Market M&A Outlook – What are the Environmental Due Diligence Trends we are seeing?


By: Bruce Martin

2015 was a strong year for middle market mergers and acquisitions (M&A), and according to KPMG’s 10th annual M&A outlook study, executives and dealmakers expect the M&A market to remain robust in 2016. Likewise, Pitchbook Data reports, in their 2015 year-end Annual U.S. PE Middle Market Report, that dealmakers predict “a relatively robust future pipeline of private equity deal flow in the middle market…,” with portfolio companies increasingly relying on “add-on deals to pad ...

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2016 Manufacturing M&A Update


By: Kaitlyn Templin

2015 was a strong year for industrial manufacturing M&A, and dealmakers are optimistic this trend will continue throughout 2016. According to Price Waterhouse Cooper’s (PWC’s) Assembling Value 2015 Manufacturing Industry M&A Analysis Report, deal volume for the industry reached its highest point in a decade, and they report this performance is expected to continue for the remainder of 2016. Indeed, PWC’s Q4 2015 Manufacturing Barometer indicates a 12 percent increase in firms preparing to ...

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