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S&P Global to buy IHS Markit for $44 bln in largest deal of 2020

Data giant S&P Global Inc will buy IHS Markit Ltd in a deal valued at $44 billion including debt, the companies said on Monday, in what will be 2020's biggest merger by value and create a heavyweight in the increasingly competitive market in financial information. (Reporting by Noor Zainab Hussain, Maria Ponnezhath, Shubham Kalia in Bengaluru and Greg Roumeliotis in New York, Additional reporting by Rachel Armstrong in London; Editing by Saumyadeb Chakrabarty and Arun Koyyur)

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