The shipping, maritime and port services industries are dynamic and constantly changing, as are the global financial markets that underpin them. This turbulent backdrop can make finding the right investment opportunities increasingly difficult.

Royal HaskoningDHV’s commercial due diligence experts help our clients to negotiate these choppy waters by providing valuable industry insights and reviewing and verifying opportunities that assist our clients to achieve their business goals.

We are involved in more than one billion Euros of port related merger and acquisition projects worldwide every year. Our teams of transaction services specialists have advised our clients on projects in every region around the globe and across a wide range of commodities.

We have unrivalled, in-depth industry expertise, provide accurate, up-to-the-minute market intelligence and can handle the short time frames that due diligence processes often require.

We have a wide and diverse client base including multinationals, private equity firms, international financial institutions, banks, real estate funds, financial, legal and insurance businesses. Ultimately of course, our overriding objective for all of our clients is the same: to ensure maximum return on their investments.

Our experts are on hand to help at every stage of the transaction cycle on both the buy and the sell side:

  • Before the deal takes place – to undertake a market study and financial feasibility assessment of aspects such as market share, the competitive landscape, key risks and areas for improvement.
  • During the transaction process – to structure a business case or assess the achievability of a business case already in place, as well as develop roadmaps, project execution and arranging finance for the project. We also provide in-depth expertise and quick assessments that can identify potential red-flags and risks in the business plans of the target company to allow timely evaluation and decisions to move ahead or not.
  • Post-deal – to help achieve key strategic objectives such as pricing strategies, market segmentation, detailed inland market positioning reviews or plans for future expansion. In addition, we can provide construction supervision and operational support in the early stages.

Together with our in-depth commercial expertise, Royal HaskoningDHV can also provide operational, technical and environmental due diligence services as a one-stop service. This integrated approach is invaluable for time-pressured and complex projects and is what sets us apart from our competitors.

Together with our our sister companies, Ocean Shipping Consultants, First Marine International and InterVISTAS our expertise extends beyond the shipping and port sectors and into shipbuilding, ship repair, aviation and mining.