Mergers and Acquisitions ESG


Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) has become mainstream, resulting in a huge shift in capital allocation, consumer purchasing behaviour and regulatory intervention. ESG increasingly defines long-term shareholder value and having an ESG strategy is no longer a ‘nice-to-have’, but a necessity.

As industries and organisations transform around this megatrend, M&A comes to the fore as a mechanism for both corporates and Private Equity firms to achieve a significant and sustainable uplift in ESG performance.

Our Services

Pre Transaction ESG Support

We help clients define their ESG M&A strategy, fund structure and screening criteria and support corporates and portfolio companies pre-sale with ESG exit readiness to enhance deal value.

Impact and ESG-led Deal Origination

We support clients with the identification and targeting of potential investment opportunities, in line with ESG and impact investment frameworks.

ESG Due Diligence

Supporting buy-side and sell-side clients with targeted ESG due diligence that prioritises material ESG considerations for each deal and links these risks and opportunities back to deal value.

ESG Post Merger Integration

Our dedicated ESG PMI team combine world-class programme management skills with robust operational and financial analysis expertise, to help clients maximise on value from ESG integrations.

How we can help

Our M&A ESG team are here to support you throughout the entire M&A lifecycle. From defining a clear ESG M&A strategy, target screening and due diligence, to realising value post deal. Harnessing our global ESG expertise Deloitte also supports clients across ESG strategy development, climate change risk modelling, net-zero and decarbonisation and sustainable finance.

Key contacts

James Hilburn

M&A ESG Leader

Jason Caulfield

Global M&A ESG Leader

Susana Costa

Director, M&A ESG

Rachel Hyde

ESG & Impact M&A Origination Leader