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25th October 2021
Competition & State Aid

Commission conditionally approves acquisition of IHS Markit by S&P Global 

The European Commission has approved the proposed acquisition of IHS Markit by S&P Global subject to conditions, which are namely the divestment of businesses in the areas of commodity price assessments and financial data.

S&P Global is a US-based financial information and analytics company, while IHS Markit is a UK-based provider of data and analytics to industries, financial markets, and governments. The Commission found that given that S&P Global and IHS Markit are leaders in the commodity and financial data markets, without remedies, the merger would have limited customer access to some competitive and reliable data which is essential to ensure fairness of physical trades and financial markets. In particular, the C

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