The rating agency S&P Global announced on Monday that it had signed a merger agreement with the American IHS Markit, known for publishing each month indices of economic activities very followed by the markets, for 44 billion dollars (about 36.70 Billions of Euro's).
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The merger agreement was approved "
unanimously by the boards of directors of the two companies,
" S&P Global said in a statement, adding that the transaction, which will take the form of a share exchange, is expected. be concluded in the second half of 2021.