ESG & Carbon Market Solutions Meet Growing Demands in the ESG FinTech Sector

FinTech companies are playing a pivotal role in reshaping the corporate landscape by actively investing in Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) data and carbon market solutions providers.

This strategic approach is streamlining the integration of ESG data and analytics, enabling businesses to make more informed decisions about their environmental impact and contributing to the transition to a more sustainable economy.

ESG Firms Leading the Way

Leading ESG firms, such as Trove Research, are strategically positioning themselves to meet the soaring demand for reliable, precise, and effective decision-making tools. As the voluntary carbon market emerges as a critical force in funding the transition to a low-carbon economy, these firms are at the forefront of providing essential services to navigate this evolving landscape.

Notable Transactions in the ESG and Carbon Market Solutions Space

  1. Trove Research’s Acquisition of MSCI:

In a significant move, Trove Research, a provider of financial data,  was acquired by MSCI, a leading provider of mission critical decision support tools and services for the global investment community. This acquisition reflects the growing importance of integrating ESG data into financial decision-making processes. Trove Research’s acquisition positions MSCI to roll out additional products that cater to the expansive carbon market system, covering banks, exchanges, and developers. This strategic alignment underscores the collaborative effort to offer comprehensive solutions for businesses navigating the complexities of ESG and carbon markets.

  1. AMCS Strengthens ESG Commitment with FigBytes Acquisition:

AMCS, a prominent player in integrated software technology, reinforced its commitment to ESG solutions by acquiring FigBytes, an ESG reporting platform. This move signifies the increasing recognition of the interconnectedness between sustainable business practices and technology solutions. The acquisition allows AMCS to enhance its offerings and contribute to the development of more robust and comprehensive ESG reporting tools, meeting the evolving needs of businesses seeking to align with sustainability goals.

  1. Accelex Raises $14M in Series A Funding Led by FactSet:

Accelex, a London-based provider of AI automation for private markets data acquisition, reporting, and analytics, secured $14 million in Series A funding led by FactSet. This funding injection highlights the growing investor interest in AI-driven solutions for ESG data management. Accelex’s platform enables investors to extract a wide range of data from investment documents, facilitating more efficient and accurate reporting on ESG metrics. This development showcases the increasing importance of leveraging technology to address the demands of ESG reporting and analytics in private markets.

Chris Brooke, FinTech M&A Advisor at Goldenhill International says:

FinTech companies are collectively paving the way for a more sustainable, corporate landscape, by investing in ESG data and carbon market solutions providers, allowing them to streamline the integration of ESG data and analytics.

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As the demand for ESG and carbon market solutions continues to grow, FinTech companies are stepping up to play a crucial role in shaping a sustainable future.

The strategic acquisitions and funding activities in the last quarter, exemplified by Trove Research, AMCS, and Accelex, underscore the industry’s commitment to providing advanced tools and technologies for businesses navigating the complex landscape of ESG data and carbon markets.

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Author: Chris Brooke


Highly-experienced M&A advisor with a particular emphasis in the Fintech sector, market data and analytics including ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) software and data globally; assignments include working with leading privately held and listed businesses covering the Fintech, market data and ESG spectrum. In my career spanning more than 25 years, I have advised on Fintech M&A transactions in over 17 countries throughout the world. I work with both buyers and sellers of businesses in Fintech.

I held senior positions in business and corporate development, marketing, and product management in several Fintech companies prior to Goldenhill.

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