Environmental, Social, and Governance Factors and Their Influence on M&A Activities — SRS Acquiom Barometer

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In our most recent SRS Acquiom Barometer survey, we surveyed deal professionals regarding the influence of environmental, social, and governance factors on M&A strategies. The research was conducted May 25–June 8, 2021, and explores the following questions:

  • 1. What core agenda item of the current U.S. administration is of greatest potential impact to your M&A activity?

2. How important to your current M&A strategy are environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors?

3. For your clients or your business strategy, which area of ESG do you believe will most impact your M&A strategy?

4. Which of the following, if any, are or could be drivers of ESG M&A policies in your organization or your client’s organization?

5. Are ESG factors impacting your M&A deal dynamics? If so, in what way?

6. How actively are you evaluating ESG factors in your M&A due diligence process?

7. Would you be willing to sacrifice economics on a deal to support ESG?

8. In your own business, which (if any) of these actions are you currently taking, or are planning to take this quarter, with respect to ESG?

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