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Transaction services and risk management

Read our guidelines and reports on trends in transaction services and risk management including financial due diligence, cyber security, occupational pension schemes and environmental and social governance.

Due diligence: the assessment and development of the management team, Issue 49

Alison Gill, Peter Sanders 01-05-2009

This guideline focuses on currently accepted best practice among occupational psychologists in the assessment and development of management teams and the role this has in understanding the human capital drivers and constraints on growth both during the due diligence preceding initial investment and during periodic performance evaluation of investments.

Financial Due Diligence, Issue 51

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09-02-2018

Best practice within financial due diligence, and its interaction with commercial and operational due diligence.

Environmental and social governance in investment and transaction decisions, Issue 61

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20-11-2014

This guideline is aimed at companies seeking investments and their advisers. It seeks to demystify environmental and social governance (ESG), explore its application and benefits, as well as assess the challenges involved. A number of case studies illustrate the importance of ESG for transactions.

Occupational pension schemes, Issue 57

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11-10-2012

This guideline sets out the key issues associated with occupational pension schemes in the UK in the context of corporate transactions such as mergers and acquisitions (M&A), management buy-outs (MBOs) and restructurings. It provides an overview of the UK occupational pensions environment as well as focusing on the areas that are most relevant to corporate transactions in an ongoing situation.

Financial Risk in Transactions, Issue 56

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08-10-2012

This guideline deals with interest rate and foreign exchange risk management from a corporate finance perspective. These risks tend to be focused on during a ‘transaction event’, whether management buyout (MBO)-type transactions, M&A, or when new assets are acquired.