LSE Buys Company Data Provider Mergent

The deal will provide underlying data for the creation of new FTSE Russell indexes, and adds to LSE's data and analytics capabilities.

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The Mergent business will become part of LSE's information services division, which includes its FTSE Russell index arm and a range of real-time and reference data products, including its feeds of exchange price data, SEDOL, UnaVista and RNS regulatory newswire.

Mergent provides business and financial data on public and private companies globally, including top-down economic and demographic information, detailed equity and debt fundamental analysis and research services. The vendor has data on

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