1. S&P Global’s $39 Billion Deal Marks Data’s Dominance in Markets

    S&P Global’s $39 Billion Deal Marks Data’s Dominance in Markets

    (Bloomberg) -- S&P Global Inc. grew out of a firm that provided bond ratings and railroad data. IHS Markit Ltd. traces its roots to a British barn and an effort to offer prices for the opaque world of credit derivatives. Now, the second-biggest acquisition of 2020 will combine the two into a data Goliath that tracks everything from the price of wheat to the movements of hundreds of thousands of ships criss-crossing the world’s oceans...

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    1. With a more diversified portfolio of assets and increased visibility (i.e. more recurring revenue) on earnings, we believe the combined entity can command a higher earnings multiple longer term.
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