Goldenhill International M&A Advisors today announced that it acted as exclusive M&A advisor to the South Pole Group (“SPG”) in the sale of its investment climate data division, which provides investors, asset owners, fund managers and banks with data, analytics, and advisory services to measure the impact of climate change on portfolios, to Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (“ISS”), the leading provider of end-to-end corporate governance and responsible investment solutions to the global financial community.
Established in 2010 and based in Zurich, the investment climate data division established the world’s largest database of company-level climate change data and pioneered the development of leading, standardized investment carbon screening tools, resulting in the screening for climate change implications of over USD 2 trillion of assets under management. Since inception, the division has broadened and deepened its methodologies, continually innovating new analytical and measurement approaches for different asset classes offering support to financial market participants and governments to help them understand, measure and act upon climate change risk and its impact on investments.
Commenting on the contribution of Goldenhill to the successful sale process, Dr. Maximilian Horster, founder of the investment climate data division and now joining ISS as Managing Director said:
“We were thankful for the very professional and dedicated work of Goldenhill in this transaction process. Beginning with sourcing an excellent list of potential buyers, running a diligent process and concluding with this sale to a terrific partner in ISS. We chose to work with Goldenhill because of their focus in our sector, their relevant transaction experience, and strong relationships with the key buyers in the Fintech, and Environmental, Social and Governance (“ESG”) sector which ultimately resulted in the successful transaction with ISS, who we believe will provide an excellent platform for the next round of growth of the business and staff.”
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