Ropes & Gray Advises Majority Sellers of Wallbrook on a Merger with Anthesis

In The News
June 9, 2023

Ropes & Gray has advised the majority sellers of Wallbrook, a leading global ESG advisory firm, on a merger with Anthesis (the sustainable performance activator and largest group of dedicated sustainability professionals globally).

This strategic deal reflects a shifting regulatory landscape and growing stakeholder expectations for investors and companies to help build a more sustainable future. Merging Anthesis' decade of experience guiding clients on their sustainability transition across environmental and social issues with Wallbrook's cultural, linguistic and thematic expertise across business ethics, compliance and human rights will enable clients to cohesively address the E, S and G aspects of their business models.

Proud to unite with Anthesis as a fellow B Corp approaching business as a force for good, the Wallbrook team provides best practice advisory across anti-corruption M&A compliance, business ethics, human rights impact assessments, ESG advisory, internal and workplace culture investigations, and resolving disputes. As one of the leading providers of ESG advisory and integrity due diligence services, Wallbrook's offerings strongly complement Anthesis' established expertise in ESG solutions for corporate businesses, private equity sponsors and other global asset managers across strategy development, transaction due diligence, portfolio engagement and reporting.

The Ropes & Gray team was led by private equity partner Helen Croke with support from associate Emilio Fabrizi. Additional support was provided by partner Andrew Howard and associate Charles Voisey (tax), and associate Robert Lister (data, privacy & cybersecurity).