Our award-winning global due diligence practice supports companies and investors in identifying and managing Environmental, Health and Safety, energy and flood risk issues that can significantly impact CAPEX and operational costs, as well as create reputational risks, divert management resources and reduce asset value.

Opportunities and risks are inherent in investments and transactions. Our Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) due diligence specialists examine all issues, no matter how technical and complex, and report back in clear commercial terms. 

Unparalleled breadth of expertise

We provide a full range of due diligence services for vendors, purchasers and funders; ranging from pre-divestment reviews, Phase I and II investigations, hazardous materials / asbestos assessments, energy consultancy to flood risk advice and more.

In addition to our EHS specialists, we offer industrial process and infrastructure expertise and can provide technical evaluations of technologies that can be applied to various industries, including the renewable energy and waste sectors.

In the UK we provide two key due diligence services.

Real Estate Due Diligence

Our team is the largest consultancy provider in the UK, and draw upon in-house technical experts from a wide variety of specialties to address any issue from asbestos to flood risk, from remedial cost appraisal to energy management. 

We deliver high-quality reporting whether you are planning a small transaction on a single building, or a multi-site multiregional property portfolio transaction, addressing the aspects that aspects that could impact on the value or speed of the transaction. 

Corporate Due Diligence

We assist our clients in performing corporate mergers and acquisitions (M&A) both locally and globally, across a range of industries including logistics, maritime, oil and gas, mining, food and drink, healthcare, automotive, chemical and pharma, and FMCGs as well as the public sector.

Our experts assist investors to ensure their businesses are Future Ready and provide solutions to safeguard investments through the investment lifecycle. Savings through energy management, resource-use reduction, best practice improvements and the commercial merit of renewables and other technologies are just some of the solutions and opportunities we have passed on to clients. The Future Ready mindset means our specialists can suggest robust solutions that deliver peace of mind, resilience, and address both current and future needs.

Local, global, agile and fast

Our UK due diligence team can call on expert colleagues around the world, from Europe and Africa to the USA, Canada, the Middle East, Latin America and Asia Pacific. As well as our local expertise we have the scale and footprint to support any transaction, at any stage, anywhere in the world. We can help by providing insightful due diligence consultancy that supports decision making and facilitates deals. We know that tight timelines and confidentialities are key, and we have built a reputation for quickly mobilizing our professional and experienced resources.

In the UK, we frequently provide EHS due diligence services to a range of clients; including private equity, global investment banks, commercial banks, property companies and REITs, asset managers, pension funds, local authorities, and trade buyers. 

Award-winning, commercially-focussed practice

WSP is a three-time Environmental Advisor of the Year Award winner by Acquisitions Monthly, a leading international M&A and buyouts magazine. Judges stated: “The firm has once again shown how innovation, an expert knowledge of the sector and its breadth of service has helped clients to reach workable efficient solutions to their needs and environmental challenges."