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FactSet To Acquire CUSIP Global Services For $1.9B Cash

  • FactSet Research Systems Inc (NYSE: FDS) agreed to acquire CUSIP Global Services (CGS) from S&P Global Inc (NYSE: SPGI) for $1.925 billion in cash.

  • FactSet looks to receive an estimated tax benefit of ~$200 million as part of the transaction.

  • The acquisition will significantly expand FactSet's critical role in the global capital markets, advancing its open data strategy.

  • CGS will function as a part of FactSet Content and Technology Solutions (CTS).

  • On a pro forma basis, the acquisition will increase CTS's Annual Subscription Value (ASV) to over $425 million.

  • CGS's experienced and trusted team will report to Jonathan Reeve, EVP, and Head of CTS, FactSet.

  • FactSet held $708.9 million in cash and equivalents as of November 30.

  • Price Action: FDS shares closed higher by 0.44% at $479.51 on Thursday.

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