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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Key Environmental Questions Driving the Need for Resource Economic Studies

By Jackie Crafford, Prime Africa Consultants

During the past 5 years we have seen rapidly increasing requirements from regulators and from our clients for resource economic related studies.  This includes, for instance, quantification of liabilities, environmental tax assessments, resource cost and pricing assessments, ecosystem services valuation studies and “greened” cost-benefit analyses.

Resource economic valuation techniques used in these types of studies have a long and interesting history, often driven by key environmental questions. In this article we examine some of the ...

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Implement a Health & Safety (H&S) Program in Your Next Acquisition to Protect your Resources and Secure a Positive Culture, Improving your Bottom Line.

By: Monica Meyer

Small to mid-size businesses have unique challenges with compliance in and management of occupational health and safety (H&S). Overall, workers in a small to mid-size business have a higher risk of workplace injury than workers in large firms, yet both workers and owners may not have a sense of this increased risk. These businesses are also more likely to face financial instability than larger firms. Together, these situations create a challenge in understanding and managing the risk of ...

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