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Due Diligence

RPS has over 25 years experience supporting businesses through Mergers and Acquisitions.

Businesses involved in merger and acquisition (M&A) transactions now require environmental Due Diligence reviews that extend well beyond the traditional assessment of environmental risks, such as contaminated land or asbestos.  A comprehensive Due Diligence exercise may now cover corporate responsibility (CR), carbon emissions, product environmental compliance and reputational risks.

RPS has a team of specialists who deliver commercially focused and technically robust advice, with an approach tailored to each transaction.

Our reports identify material environmental risks and determine the level of those risks.  We also recommend and prioritise appropriate mitigation measures, and provide estimates for the associated cost of mitigating the risk.

Working with a wide range of clients, we have advised on M&A transactions varying from single site properties to worldwide multibillion pound portfolios.  By utilising our expertise across the environmental, health and safety and planning disciplines, we provide an integrated service to assist the management of issues, post transaction.

Data room reviews

Phase I audits and Phase II investigations

Negotiation support

Post transaction advice; and

Preparation of vendor due diligence reports prior to exit.

Case Studies

Calder Group

Calder Group

Numerous Locations

RPS acted as environmental adviser during the €45M refinancing of Calder's debt facilities.

Calder is a pan-European specialist manufacturing business with facilities in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Netherlands and France with over 600 employees and is Europe’s market leading manufacturer of lead engineered and lead sheet products. The project involved the review of previous RPS reports on the facilities, site visits, discussions with site management and local regulators and report provision within a short timescale.

Lloyds Banking Group

Lloyds Banking Group

RPS has been retained by Lloyds since 1995 to provide environmental advice on an ongoing basis.

This has included undertaking Due Diligence assessments (and reviewing assessments provided by others) on a range of proposals where the bank has been requested to advance funds to identify the suitability of property as bank security and assess lending proposals where to support acquisitions or specific projects. This includes providing remediation forecasts and identifying if appropriate provisions are made in business plans.

Mitsuba Walbro Inc

Mitsuba Walbro Inc (MWI)


TI Automotive

RPS provided Environmental Due Diligence advice to TI Automotive during its full acquisition of an automotive component manufacturing facility in Japan.

MWI manufactures fuel pump motor armatures and fuel pump modules for global automotive manufacturers. The project comprised a review of a previous RPS Due Diligence report, a site visit and the provision of a report to a very short timescale.

Sims Group UK

Sims Group UK plc

Numerous Locations

RPS provides Environmental, Planning, Engineering, Technical and Health and Safety support services to Sims Group in support for over 50 properties in the UK and Europe.

This includes strategic advice and Due Diligence in support with acquisitions. RPS has developed, with Sims, a ‘Cost to Cure’ assessment whereby the properties are assessed identifying high, low and best estimate forecasts for remediation and operational compliance. This allows Sims to understand their liabilities for longer term cost planning and accounting purposes.

Stewart Group Holdings

Stewart Group Holdings


ECI Partners

RPS acted as the Environmental Due Diligence advisor to ECI, a leading mid market private equity specialist that provided capital for the £12M investment in Croydon-based Stewart Group Holdings in a buy-in / management buy-out (BIMBO).

Stewart Group Holdings is a manufacturer of plastic moulded products for the home, gardening, catering and medical storage sector.