Acquisition of the Year: Blackstone

IMD/IRD Awards 2018

IMD/IRD Awards 2018 – 26

Market data hit the headlines at the start of the year, not only because of Europe’s revised Markets in Financial Instruments Directive, but also because of what was occurring in the private equity space. The announcement of a Blackstone-led consortium agreeing to buy the Thomson Reuters Financial & Risk (F&R) business became a talking point in the industry—a megadeal that has topped this year’s reader vote for Acquisition of the Year. 

On January 30, news broke that the consortium, which also

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