Golder has been named as one of Finance Monthly’s 2014 Mergers & Acquisitions Firms of the Year, recognising the advice given to our Norwegian clients enabling them to make informed business decisions based on environmental risks associated with their mergers and acquisitions.
In recent years Golder has worked with a wide range of financial groups, including private equity firms, buyout groups, banks and lenders to quantify environmental, geotechnical, and engineering risks. The environmental due diligence of the new Statoil headquarters in Oslo is illustrative of the high-profile assignments that Golder is involved in.
Another of Golder’s recent M&A projects is the ongoing consultation for the privatisation of the National Road Service Department (Mesta), which comprises 160 sites across Norway involving staff from both Denmark and Sweden.
The Finance Monthly Awards recognise the achievements of advisory and legal firms that play a crucial role in any merger and acquisition. This process requires a range of expertise including due diligence legal and tax advice, and corporate finance.
Golder provides an independent and sensitive approach to due diligence for the purchase, management, and disposal of single assets and portfolios. We work with clients to manage environmental exposures related to corporate and personal liabilities; financing, insurance and insolvencies; environmental incident response; facility capabilities, lease management, operational risk; mergers and acquisitions; and public offerings.
Vidar Ellefsen, Senior Project Director at Golder in Norway, explains that successful due diligence is endeavouring to “give our clients the right information at the right time in order to make informed decisions. Our clients also appreciate our ability to consistently meet report deadlines and work within agreed budgets.”