Deutsche Börse announces it has completed the purchase of an 81 percent majority in Institutional Shareholder Services, ISS. It refers to the business of its acquired ESG data and analytics provider as “highly complementary to Deutsche Börse’s entire value chain”.

Governance and sustainability criteria are emphasised, as Deutsche Börse presents its new business. They make for an addition to Deutsche Börse’s existing offer of ESG indices via its index and analytics provider Qontigo (under the brands STOXX, DAX and Axioma), and its ESG derivatives on its Eurex exchange.

According to Deutsche Börse’s press release, ISS sports 2,000 employees across 15 countries.

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