We Closed the Book on the IHS Markit Merger.

Now It’s Time to Open the Next Chapter. 

As S&P Global and IHS Markit embark on the next chapter as one company, we would like to use this time to review S&P Global’s solid financial results and highlight the progress we have made—and continue to make—in accelerating progress throughout the world. 

This 2021 Investor Fact Book provides a final view of the stand-alone S&P Global before the merger with IHS Markit. Throughout the book, you will see how we deliver solid financial results year after year while adhering to a disciplined capital allocation framework, a people-first approach, and sustainable business practices. Our ongoing strong performance is a testament to the Powering the Markets of the Future strategy we originally introduced on Investor Day in May 2018. It continues to be a valuable framework for the momentum we’re building together with IHS Markit. 

More than 160 years ago, S&P Global wrote the book on providing transparent financial information and quickly became the go-to company for essential intelligence. Five years ago, our name changed, but we’re still on the same page as our founders. And we now look forward to opening the next chapter as a combined company with a unified vision and a singular purpose.

IHS Markit merger strengthens and accelerates our Powering the Markets of the Future strategy

Enhances customer value proposition with unique, highly complementary assets
Builds scale and joint offerings in high growth markets and leverages innovation and technology capabilities, including Kensho and IHS Markit Data Lake
Accelerates growth and creates a pro forma portfolio with 76% recurring revenue, balanced across major industry segments
Delivers expected cost synergies of approximately $600 million annually and revenue synergies of approximately $350 million annually for an expected total run-rate EBITA impact of approximately $810 million in 2026
Maintains a strong balance sheet and produces substantial free cash flow, enhancing flexibility for capital return and M&A
Combines industry-leading talent, underpinning best-in-class execution

S&P Global’s merger with IHS Markit will create exciting new opportunities to deliver broader, deeper and more interconnected data, benchmarks, and workflow tools to support decision-making. We will use the combination of data, technology, and the talents of our 35,000-plus people to offer even more powerful solutions to clients across the corporate, commodities, and financial services sectors—from auto manufacturers to asset managers.

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