M&A Deal Summary

S&P Global Acquires IHS Markit

On November 30, 2020, S&P Global, Inc. acquired information services company IHS Markit Ltd. for 44.0B USD

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is S&P Global’s 5th transaction in the Information Services sector.
  • This is S&P Global’s 1st largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is S&P Global’s 1st transaction in the United Kingdom.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2020-11-30
Target IHS Markit Ltd.
Sector Information Services
Buyer(s) S&P Global, Inc.
Deal Type Merger
Deal Value 44.0B USD

Target

IHS Markit Ltd.

London, United Kingdom
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Entrance to IHS Markit's campus in Englewood, Colorado.
Entrance to IHS Markit's campus in Englewood, Colorado.
IHS Markit Ltd. is a financial information services company. IHS Markit provides independent data, valuations and trade processing across all asset classes in order to enhance transparency, reduce risk and improve operational efficiency. IHS Markit was founded in 1959 and is based in London, England.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

S&P Global, Inc.

New York, New York, United States

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Category Company
Founded 1860
SectorInformation Services
Employees23,000
Revenue 7.4B USD (2020)
DESCRIPTION

S&P Global is a financial intelligence company providing the global capital and commodity markets with independent benchmarks, credit ratings, portfolio and enterprise risk solutions, and analytics. McGraw Hill's iconic brands include Standard & Poor's Ratings Services, S&P Capital IQ, S&P Dow Jones Indices, Platts, CRISIL, J.D. Power and McGraw Hill Construction. S&P Global was founded in 1860 and is based in New York, New York.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 12 of 12
Sector (Information Services) 5 of 5
Type (Merger) 1 of 1
Country (United Kingdom) 1 of 1
Year (2020) 1 of 1
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 4
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2019-12-06 451 Research LLC

New York, New York, United States

451 Research LLC is a research and advisory firm that provides intelligence, expertise, and data covering high-growth emerging technology segments. 451 Research LLC was founded in 2000 and is based in New York City.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2021-12-27 CUSIP Global Services

New York, New York, United States

CUSIP Global Services (CGS) is dedicated to driving efficient trading, clearing, and settlement in capital markets throughout the world by providing a unique common language for identifying financial instruments across institutions, exchanges, and nations. CGS'​ commercial databases contain issuer and issue identifiers, standardized descriptions, and related data for over 30 million unique financial instruments. CUSIP Global Services was formed in 1968 and is based in New York, New York.

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