We are working with companies in the Responsible Investment (especially ESG) and Sustainability sectors on sell-side and buy-side projects.

We have advised on deals for high growth companies with leading edge products which have been acquired by major players such as Moody’s, S&P and ISS. Other major players such as Refinitiv, Bloomberg, Sustainalytics, LSEG and Deutche Bourse have also been involved in our sell-side projects.

ESG businesses we work with

We can help with your M&A transactions across all areas of Responsible Investment/ESG and Sustainability including:

ESG Businesses Goldenhill International M&A Advisors


  • Primary data
  • Data aggregation
  • Automated data capture/Artificial Intelligence
  • Risk modelling
  • Analytics
  • Reporting
ESG Businesses Goldenhill International M&A Advisors

Subject areas:

  • Physical risk
  • Carbon emissions / Scope 3
  • Water
  • Transition risk
  • Supply chain
  • Sustainable Development Goals
  • Reputation and controversies
ESG and M&A


Incorporating Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) ambitions into investment decisions is becoming increasingly critical, as investors look to capitalise on the demand for environmental consultancy projects, specifically those that involve investment in AI-derived ESG data and analytics.

Many socially responsible investors and stakeholders are influencing company’s ESG-related transaction decisions, while sector-specific ESG targets are driving a wave of M&A transactions used to improve buyers’ ESG records.

ESG factors are also increasingly relevant to acquisition finance with the growth of responsible investing and the sustainable finance market, with acquirers thinking more about the ESG benefits that may arise through M&A. As part of their ESG strategy, businesses across the globe are therefore considering how M&A can assist them to achieve their ESG-related objectives and improve their own ESG credentials.


Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) issues have become increasingly important in recent years, with this growth expected to continue for years to come.

Our ESG M&A team are here to support throughout this change, providing M&A services to businesses across the globe and have an excellent track record of closing deals on the buy-side and sell-side, for clients in the ESG sector.

We have advised our high growth clients who have developed and offered premier products in the ESG space, in their acquisitions by major players such as ICE, Moody’s, S&P and ISS. Other companies such as Bloomberg, Sustainalytics, LSEG, and Deutche Bourse have also been active parties in our sell-side projects.

Due to our participation in these successful transactions, we have a well-developed understanding of Environmental Data, ESG and Sustainability market dynamics.

ESG Insights

Our quarterly ESG report gathers detailed insights about the sector, including M&A trends and transactions data. These reports allow you to keep abreast of industry developments and can help you make decisions about your own M&A plans.

Carbon Accounting Sector

June 2023

Market Insights


ESG Sector


M&A Review


Why engage us?

Goldenhill has an excellent track record of closing deals for our clients with major companies. See our recent deals below to learn more.


We focus on this sector and have in-depth understanding of the market.


Our global network, market relationships and proprietary CRM mean we engage with the best acquirers.


ESG is of great personal interest to our partners.

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Our partners

  • Have over 30 years’ specialist knowledge in ESG M&A deals
  • Have developed specialist knowledge in ESG, responsible investment and sustainability tech businesses
  • Have worked operationally in businesses like yours, not just with mergers and acquisitions
  • Understand how your business works, inside and out and know the issues you face
  • Find the M&A opportunities for you and advise on how to make the most of them
  • Talk your language
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If you want to discuss the market or your plans for M&A or have a question about how we can help you, please get in touch.

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