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By: Jerry Hincka

Environmental Considerations for International Acquisitions by Jerry Hincka

When working an acquisition involving international assets, there are a number of things to consider before you get to this question (translation provided below).  When your international acquisition involves environmental permits, agreements, or liabilities, your evaluation scope may need to expand.

Most M&A firms have strategies laid out for environmental challenges involved in domestic acquisitions.  Operating permits will need to be transferred, covenants regarding property use will ...

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Key Environmental Due Diligence Considerations – Spotlight on Landfills


By: Kristen Dickey

The waste management industry represents opportunity and growth as experienced and new investors continue to seek landfill acquisitions.  While Americans recycle more each year, municipal landfills are continuing to see steady increases in demand. Growth in consumer goods per capita, in addition to extreme weather events, as well as less available land all contribute to the spotlight on landfills. This article provides a brief look at some of the key environmental due diligence considerations associated ...

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Achieve EH&S Best Practices and add More Value to your Portfolio Company’s Operations by Implementing an SPCC program


By: Mike Arozarena

To drive additional value in your portfolio company post-acquisition, it is important to identify areas to implement or enhance environmental, health and safety (EH&S) programs and best practices. In this article, we discuss the importance of developing an adequate Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasures (“SPCC”) plan to achieve EH&S best practices. Environmental regulatory requirements at most industrial, commercial, and institutional facilities that store oil necessitate the development of (SPCC) Plans to prevent the release of ...

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2017 Manufacturing M&A Update


By: Kaitlyn Templin

In this article we explore the state of M&A within the manufacturing industry and provide dealmakers with our environmental due diligence recommendations.

2016 was another strong year for M&A in the manufacturing industry, and dealmakers in the space remain optimistic this trend will continue throughout 2017. According to the S&P’s Global Intelligence US Middle Market Manufacturing M&A 2016 Report, while deal count was down slightly from 2015, deal value for the industry reached ...

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Disclosure of Environmental Liabilities: The Updated ASTM Standard E2173-16


By: Bruce Martin

Accounting and financial reporting standards require companies to estimate environmental liabilities as part of their normal accounting and reporting practices.  In 2010, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) described the framework for financial statements, stressing the four “elements of financial statement”: recognition, measurement, presentations, and disclosure.  ASTM International has developed standard guides for estimating and disclosing environmental liabilities, and in 2016, an update was issued for the ASTM E2173-16: Standard Guide for Disclosure of ...

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