S&P Global Inc. has reached an agreement to acquire IHS Markit Ltd. in an all-stock transaction that values IHS Markit at $44 billion. S&P Global is a provider of credit ratings, benchmarks and analytics in the global capital and commodity markets. It has been in operations for more than 160 years and its divisions include S&P Global Ratings, S&P Global Market Intelligence, S&P Dow Jones Indices and S&P Global Platts. The company is listed on the NYSE.
Headquartered in London, IHS Markit provides information, analytics and solutions to customers in business, finance and government and is listed on the NYSE.
The transaction, which was announced November 30, is expected to close in the second half of 2021.
Stephen Kotran acted as counsel to Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, which served as lead financial adviser to S&P Global.