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London ESG consultancy Simply Sustainable pulls in fresh private equity cash

Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.

Agathos Management, a lower mid-market private equity firm, confirmed to ESG Insight that it has made a majority investment into Simply Sustainable, a relatively fast-growing ESG and sustainability consultancy.

Founded in 2010, Simply Sustainable is London-headquartered and best-known for offering ESG and sustainability strategies, carbon services, ESG reporting, communications and sustainable transformation programmes.

The firms declined to disclosed any financial details of the transaction.


Most of Simply Sustainable’s clients are in financial services, technology, consumer, construction, infrastructure and hospitality.

“Agathos’s investment into Simply Sustainable initiates a strategic growth plan to align a number of service lines and delivery channels, providing the market with an integrated, end-to-end sustainability services proposition,” the companies explained in an email to ESG Insight.

“The business will pursue a dual track organic and acquisition strategy with support from Agathos,” they added.

Meanwhlle, Nicola Stopps, CEO of Simply Sustainable, explained that “Simply Sustainable was established with a desire to make it easy for businesses to act sustainably and create easy to follow pathways.

“Businesses are arguably the most powerful players in the planet’s future, and we believe in positive corporate action.”

Nicola Stopps

Stopps stressed that “to continue Simply Sustainable’s success, we need to do it in partnership, to help us deliver the greatest change possible.”

Graham Love, former SLR and QinetiQ, will join as group Chairman from completion.

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