S&P Global and IHS Markit announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement to combine in an all stock transaction which values IHS Markit at an enterprise value of $44 billion, including $4.8 billion of net debt. The deal would certainly spark changes in the competitive dynamics of the Global Market Data/Analysis space, where S&P Global Market Intelligence currently holds as the third largest provider.
Burton-Taylor has pulled together the details of the deal and drawn on its extensive knowledge and data to answer the key questions that will ultimately determine how the potential acquisition will shape the industry
The analysis includes a profile of S&P Global Market Intelligence and IHS Markit (pro forma before and after the acquisition), a listing of the important deal logistics, a timeline of meaningful acquisitions and divestures impacting both companies over the past five years, and the Burton-Taylor view of the impacts on the industries and the effects on business segments.
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