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 ...

Continue Reading →
0

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 ...

Continue Reading →
0

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 ...

Continue Reading →
0

Why Conduct Third Party Environmental, Health and Safety Audits During the M&A Process?

By: Amy Bauer

Third party EH&S audits provide a critical perspective to M&A deals that many do not consider. Without that perspective right from the start, the organization could find out too late it 1) paid too much for the acquisition or 2) invested too much to fix issues. If a target company is exceeding permit limits, currently negotiating with a regulatory agency about violations, operating without necessary permits and approvals, or putting worker health and safety at risk, all of ...

Continue Reading →
0

Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Programs in Private Equity: Strengthening Reputation, Attracting New Investors, Satisfying Existing LPs, and Mitigating Deal Risk


By: Bruce Martin

Institutional investors and other stakeholders are becoming increasingly aware of the environmental, social and governance (ESG) credentials of the private equity firms with which they invest.  As the awareness and importance of ESG concerns grow, private equity firms are finding that attention to ESG performance can provide a “core value-creation strategy at private equity funds in portfolio companies,” according to a study published earlier this year by the Coller Institute of Private Equity at the ...

Continue Reading →
0
Page 5 of 11 «...34567...»