Environmental, Health and Safety Due Diligence for Acquisitions
Martin Todd Dorris - Intel Corporation (SESHA Journal Volume 15 Number 3/4 pp. 78 - 80 )
Understanding why companies want to acquire another companies' assets and the potential acquisition value drivers will help determine the proper level of EHS due diligence needed. Proper due Diligence will provide an insight into the EHS risk management and challenges to expect during the integration phase of a new acquisition. Many factors, such as the size, type and complexity of a potential transaction, will determine the necessary strategy to use during the due diligence process. What questions to ask, what to look for, and how and when to accomplish each due diligence task are important aspects to consider in the pre-planning stage. Confidentiality must play a key role in making the potential transaction a success.