Due diligence: Buy-side and sell-side support on health and safety certification

Problem Having undertaken buy-side due diligence work for the asset, WA Investor Services was commissioned by the investor for two further projects: firstly, to support a bolt-on acquisition and, secondly, to support the sale of the business. Our Policy Risk Analysis showed the asset being affected by three areas of policy: health and safety regulation,Read more

Championing consumer redress with Ombudsman Services

Energy is always a major issue: for government, for business, for communities, and for households.  Making sure the market functions fairly and productively is critical.  Our work with the Energy Ombudsman is making that happen. Problem Ombudsman Services needed to grow awareness and understanding among government policymakers of its role in delivering consumer redress. ThisRead more

Due diligence: Advising a start up on capitalising on the new energy environment

Problem WA was beginning to advise a start-up energy supply chain company on its communications and public affairs activity when it appeared that a rapidly changing political situation in the aftermath of Britain’s EU referendum presented significant opportunities. With several policy changes on the horizon affecting the market the company operates in, WA was commissionedRead more

Due diligence: Mapping the impact of term dates and school policy on tourism

Problem One of the world’s leading private equity funds commissioned a Policy Risk Analysis to support a potential transaction concerning a high-profile UK tourism asset. Our objective was to identify and contextualise risks to continued growth in demand for the asset’s services arising from political interventions and the outlook in public policy. Solution WA InvestorRead more

Due diligence: Strategic advice on children’s services policy and commissioning

Problem Children’s services in the UK is changing rapidly, with commissioning practices evolving to meet the needs of local authorities working in an increasingly tight budgetary environment. WA Investor Services was appointed by a leading national provider to audit the political drivers of commissioning practice at national and local level so that the business couldRead more

Due diligence: Navigating the complex and changing policy environment on apprenticeship reform

Problem WA Investor Services was commissioned to undertake detailed due diligence on the government’s apprenticeship reforms and the impact of the EU referendum result on apprenticeships in the UK. The transaction was happening as complex regulatory and funding reforms were being planned and implemented. Critical policy detail still to be confirmed would have a significantRead more