Tools for Managing Environmental Risks in Deals

January 11, 2016

When parties to an M&A deal consider most environmental risks, they essentially seek the same goals that they seek with respect to other liabilities in the deal. M&A sellers, particularly private equity sellers, seek to avoid continuing environmental liability for companies or assets being divested. Buyers seek to avoid known and unknown environmental liabilities not factored into the purchase price. For private equity buyers, the investment horizon and need for an exit strategy are also paramount concerns. Given these goals, it is important to understand how the nature of the environmental risks have changed over time, as well as how the tools used to manage and allocate the environmental liabilities have evolved.

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