S&P Global Inc. is in advanced talks to buy IHS Markit Ltd. for about $44 billion in enterprise value, Dow Jones reported, citing people familiar with the matter who weren’t identified. [Editor's note: The transaction's value was later put at $39 billion of stock.]
The deal, which would be one of the biggest this year, would bring together two of the biggest data providers for markets, the newswire said. An announcement could come as early as Monday, it added.
IHS Markit is valued at $36.9 billion as of the close on Friday.