S&P Global in Advanced Talks to Buy IHS Markit for About $44 Billion: WSJ | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

S&P Global in Advanced Talks to Buy IHS Markit for About $44 Billion: WSJ

(REUTERS) - S&P GLOBAL Inc is in advanced talks to buy London-based IHS Markit Ltd for about $44 billion in a deal that would combine two major data providers, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday, citing people familiar with the matter.

A person familiar with the matter confirmed to Reuters that S&P Global was nearing a deal to buy IHS.

The deal, which at that price would be the largest of the year, could be announced as soon as Monday, according to the WSJ report. (https://on.wsj.com/2VtPXql)

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