Debevoise Advises J.P. Morgan Securities as Financial Advisor to Markit in its Merger with IHS

21 March 2016

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP is advising J.P. Morgan Securities LLC as financial advisor to Markit Ltd. in its all-share merger of equals with IHS Inc. to create a global leader in critical information, analytics and solutions. Based on the closing prices of IHS and Markit common stock on March 18, 2016, the implied equity value of the transaction is more than $13 billion.

Upon completion of the merger, the combined company will be renamed IHS Markit and will be headquartered in London and have certain key operations based in Englewood, Colorado. The transaction is expected to close in the second half of 2016, subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory approvals and approval by both IHS and Markit shareholders.

The Debevoise team is led by partner Andrew L. Bab and includes associate Usman Arain.

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