Environmental Due Diligence and Risk Management in a Seller’s Market

April 05, 2018

Notwithstanding the recent volatility in the U.S. stock market, mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity should be significant in 2018. With large corporations repatriating cash, perhaps for acquisitions, due to the change in tax laws, and the fact that private equity is sitting on significant dry powder, we are likely to continue to experience a seller’s market. Although the latent nature of many environmental conditions means that environmental due diligence in M&A transactions is never perfect, conducting environmental due diligence and managing environmental risks in a seller’s market present particular challenges.

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This article was originally published in Bloomberg BNA's Environmental Due Diligence Guide, No. 313, March 2018.