S&P Global Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Information ServicesCompany

S&P Global has acquired 12 companies, including 4 in the last 5 years. A total of 1 acquisition came from private equity firms. It has also divested 12 assets.

S&P Global’s largest acquisition to date was in 2020, when it acquired IHS Markit for $44.0B. 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 3 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include information services (42%) and publishing (25%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity24
    • M&A Buy Activity12
    • M&A Sell Activity12
  • Total Sectors Invested 5
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 16
  • M&A Advisors 6

S&P Global

S&P Global, Inc.

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

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.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (0.8/yr) # 8 2 1 1 - - 12
vol $2.3B $550M $44.0B $46.8B
Sell (0.6/yr) # 9 - 1 - 1 1 12
vol $4.2B $1.9B $650M $6.8B
  24

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
S&P Global, Inc. - Leveraged Commentary and Data (LCD) Business 2022-04-04 650M USD Divestiture
New York, New York
CUSIP Global Services 2021-12-27 1.9B USD Divestiture
New York, New York · www.cusip.com
IHS Markit Ltd. 2020-11-30 44.0B USD Merger
London, United Kingdom · www.ihsmarkit.com
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
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Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Standard & Poor's Financial Services LLC    - Standard & Poor's - Mutual Fund Data Business 2007-02-22 2
New York, New York · www.standardandpoors.com , United States
Standard & Poor's Financial Services LLC    - S&P Global Market Intelligence 2004-09-08 5
New York, New York · www.standardandpoors.com New York, New York · www.spcapitaliq.com
Platts, Inc. 1953-01-01 CBI Research - Energy Conference Business 2004-05-13 9
New York, New York · www.platts.com , United States
Standard & Poor's Financial Services LLC    - S&P ComStock, Inc. 2003-03-03 1
New York, New York · www.standardandpoors.com , United States

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Information Services 5 (42%) 46.3B (99%) 3 (25%) 3.7B (54%)
Publishing 3 (25%) 46M (< 1%) 3 (25%) 37M (1%)
Internet Software and Services 2 (17%) - 1 (8%) -
Business Services 1 (8%) - 2 (17%) 14M (< 1%)
Information Technology 1 (8%) 550M (1%) - -
Communications - - 1 (8%) 212M (3%)
Education - - 1 (8%) 2.5B (37%)
Software - - 1 (8%) 320M (5%)
Total 12 $46.8B 12 $6.8B

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 10 2.8B 11 6.8B
  New York 4 - 7 5.1B
  California 2 - 1 1.1B
  Virginia 1 2.3B - -
  Massachusetts 1 550M - -
  New Jersey - - 1 320M
  Minnesota - - 1 -
France 1 - 1 -
United Kingdom 1 44.0B - -
Domestic 10 (83%) 2.8B (6%) 11 (92%) 6.8B (100%)
Cross-border 2 (17%) 44.0B (94%) 1 (8%) -
Total 12 $46.8B 12 $6.8B

Top M&A Advisors

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

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 2 $46.3B
$100M to $1B 1 $550M
< $100M 1 $46M
TOTAL $46.8B
Largest IHS Markit Ltd.
$44.0B (2020-11-30)
sell # Total
> $1B 3 $5.5B
$100M to $1B 3 $1.2B
< $100M 2 $51M
TOTAL $6.8B
Largest McGraw-Hill Education, Inc.
$2.5B (2013-03-22)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
8%
1 (8%)
Strategic(s)
17%
2 (17%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
25%
3 (25%)
Strategic(s)
67%
8 (67%)

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