The US DoJ requires substantial divestitures and waiver of the non-compete agreement before clearing a merger between two information providers (S&P / IHS Markit)

Justice Department Requires Substantial Divestitures and Waiver of a Non-Compete for S&P to Proceed with its Merger with IHS Markit* Divestitures Will Preserve Competition Among Commodity Price Reporting Agencies and Waiver of Non-Compete Will Promote Competition for the Sale of Retail Gas Price Data The Department of Justice announced today that it will require S&P Global Inc. (S&P) to divest three of IHS Markit Ltd.’s (IHSM) price reporting agency (PRA) businesses to resolve antitrust concerns arising from their proposed $44 billion merger. PRAs provide critical price discovery for numerous commodity markets, including markets where trades are done off-exchange in private transactions that are not subject to reporting obligations. The divestitures of Oil Price

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US Department of Justice Antitrust Division, The US DoJ requires substantial divestitures and waiver of the non-compete agreement before clearing a merger between two information providers (S&P / IHS Markit), 12 November 2021, e-Competitions November 2021 - II, Art. N° 103540

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