Mergers, Acquisitions & Transactions

Mergers, Acquisitions & Transactions

ERM partners with clients to navigate fast-paced and competitive M&A transaction environments. During the due diligence process, we focus on highlighting ESG value creation opportunities, identifying ESG risks while taking a commercial view on technical factors.

Unlock the value of data-driven insight for more informed investment decisions

ESG is increasingly important to a company’s equity story, with investors generating premium value for companies that demonstrate strong ESG performance. Embedding ESG into business models and investment decisions means navigating an evolving landscape of ESG topics and approaches.

Decarbonization is a key imperative for the energy transition and needs to be evaluated during the diligence phase of any M&A activity. Technical due diligence approaches need to focus on identifying decarbonization opportunities, risks and pathways.

With greater ESG disclosure necessary during the transaction process, robust exit readiness and vendor due diligence can help attract more buyers and facilitate a more competitive sale process and price.

New technologies are disrupting the due diligence process. Leveraging digital solutions and AI insights provides a rapid and deeper understanding of ESG issues and simplifies the management of large volumes of data.

Maximize return on investment and safeguard operations, financial performance and brand reputation throughout the transaction process.

Execute efficient buy-side transactions

ERM provides advisory services to help clients deliver M&A transactions that align with ESG goals, unlock strategic opportunities and maximize value creation. Our approaches draw on data-driven insights and digital tools to expedite due diligence and mitigate risk.

Streamline post-acquisition integration

Clients leverage our expertise post-acquisition to drive sustained ESG value realization and enable operational compliance with complex regulatory environments. We develop and implement post-deal ESG value creation plans, which help to reduce complexity and unlock the full potential of new investments.

Maximize return on investment at exit

ERM’s sell-side advisory and exit readiness capabilities assist financial sponsors and corporations in preparing for divestitures, optimizing asset portfolios, and executing transactions that align with their strategic objectives, while minimizing risks and maximizing value.

Gain advantage with data-driven insights

We harness the power of digital and AI-based tools, such as ERM’s ESG Fusion and Climate Impact Platform, to expedite our due diligence process. Our approach is tailored to each client’s transaction needs, providing them with valuable insights that are relevant to their industry and investment goals.

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Our approach

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New market entry investment opportunity screening

Red-flag risk and opportunity screening and peer benchmarking

Buy-side advisory

Political risk, social, human rights, supply chain due diligence

Technical due diligence

Post-acquisition integration and transformation roadmaps

ESG strategy, implementation planning and reporting

Sustainability/ ESG leadership capacity building

Exit readiness, pre-divestiture planning, vendor due diligence, IPO, carve out advisory

Digital products to enable informed business decisions and strategic disclosure


Improve return on investment and growth

Meet regulatory and social license expectations

Respond to emerging ESG trends & demands

Mitigate risk and safeguard reputation

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ERM has an ever-expanding ecosystem of partners across each key area of the sustainability value chain, enabling us to meet our clients’ evolving needs and scale our impact.

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