Company Focus – IHS Markit Acquisition of Ipreo
Global information company IHS Markit announced that it planned to acquire capital markets data and tools provider Ipreo from Blackstone and Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division. The deal is valued at roughly USD1.855b and is certain to change the competitive dynamics of the Global Market Data/Analysis space.
Burton-Taylor has pulled together the details of the deal and drawn on its extensive knowledge of the industry to answer the key questions that will ultimately determine whether Ipreo will expand the addressable market for IHS Markit, or is simply “smoke and mirrors”. The analysis includes profiles of the IHS Markit and Ipreo market data businesses, a listing of the important deal parameters, timelines of meaningful acquisitions and events involving the IHS Markit and Ipreo market data businesses over the past dozen years, and the Burton-Taylor view of three potential successes or challenges ahead.
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