Cooperation with Steinbeis Augsburg Business School in the field of ESG

Steinbeis M&A Partners GmbH and Steinbeis Augsburg Business School cooperate in the field of ESG for company acquisitions and sales

How will the M&A landscape develop in the coming years? What role will ESG principles (environmental, social, governance) play? It is increasingly clear that ESG is a key factor for long-term business success in M&A strategies. But how can companies ensure that they are best positioned in terms of ESG and minimize risks while identifying new business opportunities?

Steinbeis Augsburg Business School and Steinbeis M&A Partners GmbH are pleased to announce their joint partnership. This collaboration reflects a shared vision of putting ESG principles at the center of M&A transactions. Steinbeis M&A, one of the leading M&A consultancies for the mid-market with an expertise of over 200 successful transactions, brings its in-depth process expertise and market knowledge to this partnership.

A recent study shows that 68% of European investors are willing to pay more for companies that are particularly advanced in ESG matters. This underlines the importance of ESG in the M&A industry. Companies without ESG initiatives could risk a lower purchase price, while those that take ESG principles into account can both reduce risks and open up new business opportunities.

Ralf Hinricher, Partner at Steinbeis M&A, emphasizes: “We are pleased when we can convince companies that the development and implementation of an ESG strategy is not an unproductive additional burden, but opens up new opportunities and increases the company value, which we then help to realize in an M&A transaction.”

By combining their respective strengths, Steinbeis Augsburg Business School and Steinbeis M&A support companies in developing and implementing sustainable M&A strategies. We look forward to shaping the future of ESG in conjunction with M&A together.

For more information about the collaboration and the services for SMEs, please visit the Steinbeis Augsburg Business School and Steinbeis M&A websites.


Ralf Hinricher

Steinbeis M&A

Daniel Lutzenberger

Augsburg Business School
Head of Institute ESG/Sustainability

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