S&P Global poised to acquire IHS Markit for around $44 billion

S&P Global poised to acquire IHS Markit for around $44 billion

S&P Global Inc. is in advanced talks to acquire IHS Markit Ltd. for about $44 billion, according to people familiar with the matter, a landmark deal that would combine two of the largest providers of data to Wall Street.

The deal, which at that price would be the largest of the year, could be announced as soon as Monday, the people said. There is always the chance the talks could fall apart at the last minute.

IHS Markit INFO, +0.30%, based in London, has a market value of around $37 billion; S&P’s SPGI, +1.04% is about $82 billion.

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