S&P Global Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Information Services Company

S&P Global has acquired 11 companies, including 4 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 (37%) and publishing (28%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity21
    • M&A Buy Activity11
    • M&A Sell Activity10
  • Total Sectors Invested 5
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 13
  • M&A Advisors 6

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 ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.6/yr) # 8 - - 2 1 - 11
vol $2.3B $550M $2.8B
Sell (0.6/yr) # 7 1 1 - 1 - 10
vol $3.1B $1.1B $4.2B
  21

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
451 Research LLC 2019-12-06 - Add-on Acquisition
New York, New York · www.451research.com
Standard & Poor's Investment Advisory Services 2019-03-18 - Divestiture
New York, New York · www.spiasllc.com
Kensho Technologies, Inc. 2018-03-06 550M USD Add-on Acquisition
Cambridge, Massachusetts · www.kensho.com
Panjiva, Inc. 2018-02-20 - Add-on Acquisition
New York, New York · www.panjiva.com
Quant House SAS 2017-01-04 - Sold to Management
Paris, France · www.quanthouse.com
J.D. Power and Associates, Inc. 2016-04-15 1.1B USD Divestiture
Westlake Village, California · www.jdpower.com
SNL Financial LLC 2015-07-27 2.3B USD Add-on Acquisition
Charlottesville, Virginia · www.snl.com
Dodge Data & Analytics, Inc. 2014-09-22 320M USD Divestiture
New York, New York · www.construction.com
McGraw Hill - Aviation Week 2013-08-01 - Divestiture
New York, New York · www.aviationweek.com
McGraw-Hill Education, Inc. 2013-03-22 2.5B USD Divestiture
New York, New York · www.mheducation.com
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Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC    - Trucost plc 2016-10-03 1
New York, New York · www.spdji.com London, United Kingdom · www.trucost.co
Platts, Inc. 1953-01-01 Commodity Flow Ltd. 2016-03-15 9
New York, New York · www.platts.com London, United Kingdom · www.commodityflow.com
Platts, Inc. 1953-01-01 Petromedia Ltd. 2015-07-16 8
New York, New York · www.platts.com Windsor, United Kingdom · www.petromediacorp.com
Platts, Inc. 1953-01-01 Minerals Value Service GmbH 2015-03-03 7
New York, New York · www.platts.com Munich, Germany · www.mvs-corp.com
Platts, Inc. 1953-01-01 Eclipse Energy Group AS 2014-07-17 6
New York, New York · www.platts.com Stavanger, Norway · www.eclipseenergy.com
Platts, Inc. 1953-01-01 Kingsman SA 2012-11-01 5
New York, New York · www.platts.com Lausanne, Switzerland · www.kingsman.com
Platts, Inc. 1953-01-01 Steel Business Briefing Ltd. 2011-07-01 4
New York, New York · www.platts.com London, United Kingdom · www.steelbb.com
Platts, Inc. 1953-01-01 BENTEK Energy LLC 2011-01-03 3
New York, New York · www.platts.com Denver, Colorado · www.bentekenergy.com
Standard & Poor's Financial Services LLC    - IMAKE Consulting, Inc. 2007-09-04 5
New York, New York · www.standardandpoors.com Bethesda, Maryland
Standard & Poor's Financial Services LLC    - ABSXchange LLC 2007-09-04 4
New York, New York · www.standardandpoors.com Bethesda, Maryland

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Information Services 4 (36%) 2.3B (79%) 2 (20%) 1.4B (34%)
Publishing 3 (27%) 46M (2%) 3 (30%) 37M (1%)
Internet Software and Services 2 (18%) - 1 (10%) -
Business Services 1 (9%) - 2 (20%) 14M (< 1%)
Information Technology 1 (9%) 550M (19%) - -
Communications - - 1 (10%) 212M (5%)
Media - - 1 (10%) 2.5B (60%)
Total 11 $2.8B 10 $4.2B

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 10 2.8B 9 4.2B
  New York 4 - 6 2.9B
  California 2 - 1 1.1B
  Virginia 1 2.3B - -
  Massachusetts 1 550M - -
  Minnesota - - 1 -
France 1 - 1 -
Domestic 10 (91%) 2.8B (100%) 9 (90%) 4.2B (100%)
Cross-border 1 (9%) - 1 (10%) -
Total 11 $2.8B 10 $4.2B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Evercore Group LLC
3
Morgan Stanley
2
Goldman Sachs Investment Banking Division
2
Legal Deals
Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz LLP
2
Clifford Chance LLP
2
Shearman & Sterling LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $2.3B
$100M to $1B 1 $550M
< $100M 1 $46M
TOTAL $2.8B
Largest SNL Financial LLC
$2.3B (2015-07-27)
sell # Total
> $1B 2 $3.6B
$100M to $1B 2 $532M
< $100M 2 $51M
TOTAL $4.2B
Largest McGraw-Hill Education, Inc.
$2.5B (2013-03-22)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
33%
1 33%
Strategic(s)
67%
2 67%
Divested to
PE Firm(s)
40%
4 40%
Strategic(s)
60%
6 60%

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