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Technical Due Diligence


Technical Due Diligence

How we help

When considering the economic viability of investments and assets; owners, operators, lenders, investors and developers need to understand and mitigate a variety of technical risks before committing to a project.

In the capacity of the technical due diligence advisor role, RDT Pacific facilitate the identification and quantification of technical project risks and recommends, in conjunction with other specialist advisors, the appropriate mitigation and management of the project risk profile. The articulation of the project technical risk profile culminates into a final report, which, when read in conjunction with the legal and financial due diligence, provides clients with the necessary information to make decisions and progress with the investment.

Examples of Types of Technical Due Diligence Processes

Purchase: involves a thorough analysis and investigation of an asset to determine the presence of any significant deficiencies of a property or site, non-compliance with statutory obligations and suitability for its intended use. The process will revolve around a risk register supported by mitigation actions, culminating in a final technical due diligence report to aid client decision making and next steps.

Sale: where our clients require assistance in selling a site, RDT Pacific execute a robust procedure to agree and coordinate the key stakeholders – client, agents, lawyers, valuers other specialists as required – in order to create a data room and request for information process that is appropriate and sufficient for potential buyers to perform their own due diligence prior to making offers.

Development Funding: our clients will typically require RDT Pacific to facilitate a specific due diligence process in conjunction with other advisers, to produce reports, plans and other documents which assist with the decision to fund development projects. The reports will typically be addressed directly to the finance providers and extensive ongoing monitoring and reporting of progress on the project are typically required.

Investor: clients who have a longer-term interest in the project or building/site may require a more in-depth review, such as lifecycle forecasts, design and build quality, and warranty reviews as well as risk profiling of any site constraints and ongoing monitoring of the developer.

Our Service

RDT Pacific works with a range of clients with diverse requirements and as such tailor our approach to meet their specific needs. While methods may differ the objective in all cases is the identification and evaluation of risks and their appropriate allocation, to ensure the client’s requirements are understood and for the best outcomes the following procedure is undertaken prior to commencing the review:

STEP 1: Determine the investor’s risk profile and the objectives of the technical due diligence review.
STEP 2: Outline the specific risk items related to the prospective investment.
STEP 3: Prioritise the risk items to determine which areas required most/least attention.
STEP 4: Allocate responsibilities to the respective technical due diligence review participants.
STEP 5: Agree on the level of investigation.
STEP 6: Proceed with the study.