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RobecoSAM completes sale of ESG Ratings Business to S&P Global

On January 10, 2020, RobecoSAM, an affiliate of the Dutch investment management firm Robeco focusing exclusively on sustainable investing, and NYSE listed S&P Global have announced that S&P Global has successfully completed its acquisition of the ESG Ratings Business from RobecoSAM. The ESG Ratings Business includes the widely followed SAM Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA) – an annual evaluation of companies' sustainability practices and one of the most advanced ESG scoring methodologies with 20 years of experience analyzing sustainability’s impact on a company's long-term value creation.

Lenz & Staehelin advised RobecoSAM and the Robeco group in this transaction. The team included Beat Kühni, Iliana Djagova, Fabiano Menghini, Dominik Kaczmarczyk (all Corporate and M&A) and Lukas Staub (TMT & Outsourcing and M&A).