S&P Global Acquisitions and Exits, 20 Deals Between 1953 and 2019
information services Company

S&P Global has acquired 10 companies, including 3 in the last 5 years. A total of 1 acquisition came from private equity firms. It has also divested 10 assets.

S&P Global’s largest acquisition to date was in 2015, when it acquired SNL Financial for $2.3B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2013, when it sold McGraw-Hill Education to Apollo Global Management for $2.5B. S&P Global has acquired in 5 different US states, and 2 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include information services (30%) and publishing (30%).

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S&P Global, Inc.

55 Water Street,
New York, New York 10041
United States,
(212) 438-1000
www.spglobal.com

S&P Global, Inc. 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.

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '14 '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 T
Buy (0.6/yr) # 7 1 - - 2 - 10
vol $46M $2.3B $550M $2.8B
Sell (0.6/yr) # 7 - 1 1 - 1 10
vol $3.1B $1.1B $4.2B
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Deal Values

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Largest SNL Financial LLC
$2.3B (2015-07-27)
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Largest McGraw-Hill Education, Inc.
$2.5B (2013-03-22)

Information Services M&A - Last 3 Years

When analyzing the information services sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 76 information services companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, 11 have acquired at least 5 companies, and 1 has acquired more than 10 companies.

The most prolific strategic information services acquirer over the past 3 years is Moody s, with 5 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the information services sector over the past 3 years is Inflexion Private Equity with 2 platform acquisitions.


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