Leading global information company Thomson Reuters has announced that it has agreed to sell a 55% stake in its flagship financial services business (Financial & Risk) to Blackstone. The deal is valued at roughly ~USD20b and is certain to spark changes in the competitive dynamics of the Global Market Data/Analysis space, where the Financial & Risk unit is second in revenue only to Bloomberg.
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 if the venture is a success.
The analysis includes a profile of Thomson Reuters Financial & Risk + Media businesses, a listing of the important deal logistics, a timeline of meaningful acquisitions and divestures impacting the Financial & Risk division since The Thomson Corporation acquired Reuters, and the Burton-Taylor view of three potential successes or challenges ahead.
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For the “whole story” on the Financial Market Data/Analysis industry, see the Burton-Taylor Financial Market Data/Analysis Global Share & Segment Sizing 2018 – Key Competitors, Global Market Share 2013-17, Global Segment Sizing 2013-17, Global Product Mix 2013-17, Global User Mix 2013-17, Global Institution Mix 2013-17 report here.