S&P Global to Merge with IHS Markit in $44 Billion Deal

Some say data is the new oil, or maybe the new oil paint. Personally, I think of it as the new bacon. Whatever you call it, the folks at S&P Global think it’s worth lots: so much that they’re merging with data collector IHS Markit in an all-stock transaction valued at $44 billion. Mmmm…data.