Due Diligence

RPS has been engaged on international merger, acquisition and disposal programmes for its clients for over 25 years.

We recognise that every transaction presents a unique set of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues. Our approach is focused on translating varied and technically complex liabilities and risks into clear, commercial advice whilst supporting our clients throughout the process.

We are continually innovating our service offering and place great emphasis on establishing lasting working relationships. Demonstrated through our high rate of repeat business, our clients feel that RPS is an extension of their in-house team and for many is a trusted advisor.

Our innovation has resulted in the introduction of a range of due diligence services not typically found elsewhere, from property portfolio screening and sustainability / ESG performance reviews through to cross border ethical supply chain assessments; aligning ourselves with the way modern business and their supply chains work.

Key Contacts

Matt Farnsworth

Matt Farnsworth   |   Associate Director  |   Send Email

With over 20 years of global industrial and consultancy experience, Matt specialises in EHS & ESG due diligence and compliance auditing. Having provided support across the majority of business and industrial sectors he has particular expertise advising on ethical, environmental, H&S and sustainability risks for brands, retailers and corporate multinationals.

Rob Thomson

Rob Thomson   |   Associate Director  |   Send Email

With 20 years of experience, Rob understands the importance of customising the approach based on the financial objectives of the parties to the particular transaction. He prioritises critical issues, reviews findings and translates issues into their potential impact on business operations, considering their implications for cash flow and equity value.

James Carlisle

James Carlisle   |   Technical Director  |   Send Email

James has led environmental due diligence and liability reviews across the UK, Europe and globally for over 20 years. Covering M&A, divestments and refinance deals, he has worked on thousands of transactions ranging from complex single sites to portfolios of 200+ assets across a diverse range of business sectors.