Due Diligence and Transaction Support

We understand business risk and the need for timely, cost effective support during transactions. The IBIS team brings a strong technical understanding of financial, commercial, environmental health & safety, labour and community issues that will impact on the operational performance of the business and the success of the transaction.

Our leadership team brings a unique depth of experience, having led many of the most complex transactions across Africa and Asia. We provide comprehensive due diligence services to support decision-making and ensure your strategic, operational and compliance requirements are fully met.

IBIS services include:

  • ESG regulatory reviews or new country-entry ESG risk/opportunity assessments to support deal origination and fund development efforts
  • ESG screening of investments to enable early identification of deal breakers and/or alignment with investment mandates, including risk categorisation and preparing ESG due diligence terms of reference
  • ESG due diligence of prospective investments against local and international requirements and industry best practice standards and guidelines
  • Development of ESG Corrective Action Plans that prioritise findings, present practicable recommendations with required resources and timing for addressing issues
  • Preparing and presenting ESG due diligence findings at preliminary and final Investment Committee (IC) meetings
  • ESG document management and support with preparing physical and/or virtual datarooms
  • Preparation of pre-divestiture exit strategies and vendor due diligence

STRATEGY, POLICY AND MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

Working out how best to integrate ESG into day to day business activities, investment processes and decision making can often be challenging. The IBIS team has worked with Financial Institutions, Funds and Investee Companies to develop and implement strategies, policies and systems that add value, improve operational performance and meet internationally accepted standards.

IBIS services include:

  • ESG strategy and policy development
  • Preparation of ESG materials to support capital raising and marketing efforts
  • Design and development of tailored ESG management systems in line with emerging trends and international best practice
  • Development and implementation of appropriately scaled ESG management systems for investee companies (at both a group and site level)
  • Capacity building and training of FI, fund and/or investee company resources to support successful ESG integration
  • Retainer agreements to provide ongoing ESG support to FI’s, funds and investee companies

ESG VALUE ADD AND SPECIALIST ADVISORY SERVICES

Enabling our clients to better identify, measure and manage ESG performance in selected specialist areas at Financial Institution, Fund or Investee Company level to achieve improved operational performance and tangible long-term benefits.

Developing explicit approaches to identifying, framing and implementing ESG value add and risk mitigation initiatives or interventions across a variety of specialist areas, including but not limited to:

– Climate change (including climate mitigation, transition and adaptation)
– Resource use and energy efficiency
– Water and wastewater management
– Waste and hazardous materials 
– Occupational health & safety
– Behavioural based safety
– Food safety
– Labour and working conditions
– Human rights
– Job quality
– Diversity and inclusion
– Gender
– Security
– Resettlement and land acquisition
– Stakeholder engagement
– Sustainable / ethical supply chain
– Customer privacy and protection
– Data security
– Green / social / sustainability bonds and loans

ESG MONITORING AND REPORTING

Helping clients effectively monitor the ESG performance of their investments and to better demonstrate and communicate ESG outcomes and performance to both internal and external stakeholders.

Further, the regulatory and operating environment in emerging markets is often complex and continually evolving, with enforcement varying considerably from country to country. Understanding these requirements and the potential implications for non-compliance, whether it be fines, project delays or closures, could have material financial and reputational implications.

IBIS services include:

  • Materiality Assessments and setting of Key Performance Indicators to support effective and transparent ESG monitoring and reporting
  • Design and delivery of monitoring and reporting systems to meet FI, fund and/or Limited Partner investor requirements
  • Independent ESG Monitoring of portfolio and investments
  • Preparation of Quarterly and Annual ESG reports
  • Gap Assessments of ESG Reports against industry best practice and emerging trends
  • Internal and external ESG data assurance

IMPACT MONITORING AND MEASUREMENT

At IBIS, we recognise that all businesses, as well as the funders that invest in them, have an impact on society and the environment. Increasingly, organisations want to understand, measure and drive this impact in order to focus their business and investment strategies and yield even greater sustainable value and financial returns. 

We support our clients to establish and articulate their impact goals, to understand the contribution that they are making, and to measure the extent to which they are achieving intended outcomes – all of which differentiate them from their peers and create a competitive advantage.

We capture and maximise the impact that our clients create by developing customised solutions; from policy and strategy setting, to measurement and management tools.

IBIS services include:

  • Impact Strategy Development
  • Impact Policy and Framework Development
  • Impact Management Systems
  • Impact Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Impact Reporting, Assurance and Verification
  • Impact Due Diligence
  • Impact Training and Capacity Building

CONTACT US

If you’re passionate about creating a corporate culture that promotes financial and human well-being while protecting the environment, let’s meet.

JOHANNESBURG

1st Floor, Acacia House
The Avenues Office Park
45 Homestead Road
Rivonia, 2191
+27 (0) 10 020 7343

CAPE TOWN

2nd Floor, The Citadel Building
15 Cavendish Street
Claremont, 7700

+27 (0) 21 020 1412

NAIROBI

5th Floor, Western Height
Karuna Road, Westlands
Nairobi, 00100

+254 (0) 796 088 132

SINGAPORE

9 Raffles Place
#26-01 Republic Plaza
Singapore 048619

+65 (0) 9665 3136

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