Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM) has agreed to acquire Imprint Capital, an impact investing firm that advises clients on investing based on their environmental, social and governance views.
The deal will strengthen GSAM’s ability to deliver ESG and impact investment opportunities, advice and portfolio analytics for clients seeking to align their portfolios with their broader values and objectives.
Under the agreement, Imprint team will join GSAM and continue to be based in San Francisco and maintain a presence in New York.
The bank expects to complete the acquisition in the next few months, subject to certain conditions. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Goldman Sachs co-heads of the investment management division Timothy O’Neill and Eric SLane said: "The holistic ESG and impact investing portfolio advisory capabilities that we gain from this acquisition are a strong complement to the existing ESG offerings within GSAM."
ESG global head of investing for the investment management division Hugh Lawson said: "The further development of our ESG and impact investing platform through the acquisition of Imprint’s business is critical to address the needs of our clients.
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"Imprint’s expertise will allow our clients to access a wider array of thoughtfully designed ESG and impact investments in all major public and private markets."