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Sustainalytics to Acquire Switzerland-based ESG Analytics.

M2 EQUITYBITES-September 9, 2015-Sustainalytics to Acquire Switzerland-based ESG Analytics

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9 September 2015 - Dutch ESG and corporate governance research, ratings and analytics provider Sustainalytics has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire ESG Analytics, a Zurich-based provider of web-based solutions designed to assist asset managers and owners analyze and manage ESG risk and opportunity, the company said.

Founded in 2012, ESG Analytics is known for its practical cloud-based software that utilises a comprehensive proprietary methodology to evaluate ESG metrics.

In addition to serving conventional investment managers and pension funds, ESG Analytics has also built a solid reputation in the private equity space, collecting and analyzing ESG data on portfolio and target companies and helping managers with reporting to general and limited partners.

The transaction is expected to close this month, subject to customary closing conditions.

Terms are not disclosed.

Headquartered in Amsterdam, Sustainalytics is an independent provider of ESG and corporate governance research, ratings and analytics, serving investors around the world with the development and implementation of responsible investment strategies.

The company 13 offices globally, with more than 200 staff members, including more than 120 analysts with varied multidisciplinary expertise across 40+ industries.

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