What is Due Diligence?
Investment due diligence work assesses and addresses the risks that are attendant with a business investment or lending opportunity. To commit funds to a new venture, merger or acquisition, the project team and/or their backers require confidence that the project will perform in line with expectation and that no abnormalities are inherent in business plans.
The scope of an investment due diligence assessment will vary in line with the type of project, the investment structure, and the risk tolerances of the investor. When seeking institutional finance, lenders may also have specific requirements that need to be addressed.
Due Diligence – Key Areas
The areas in which investment due diligence is usually undertaken includes:
Examining supply chain dynamics and competition.
To determine the efficacy and robustness of a project
To investigate legal liabilities with land transfer or occupation
Addressing permissions and consents to proceed with the intended operations
Ensuring that all technical and project design assumptions are properly reflected in the investment model
Why Seek Consultancy Support?
Investment or lending decisions are typically linked to a target return, yield or repayment schedule. An appropriately scoped investment due diligence provides assurance to the investor or lender that the design, assumptions and conditions associated with the investment will enable expectations to be delivered.
Third-party due diligence is best practice when ascertaining risks and evaluating values. This provides all parties with an external set of eyes that can methodically answer investment queries and arbitrate through evidence based conclusions.
How We Make It Possible
WRM can provide the full range of investment due diligence support for investments in materials, renewables and carbon projects. We can adapt our service to provide a comprehensive assessment, or topic specific assessments as required.
Our investment due diligence work has been provided to a variety of investors including specialist and commercial banks, institutional and pension fund investors, and business boards and management teams. This client base provides a range of perspectives which enables our team to work as a critical friend, and to provide the required assurance for business decisions to be taken with confidence.
Benefits of Investment Due Diligence
Identify & Evaluate Risk
Receive Independent Arbitration
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