IHS Markit to Buy Ipreo, Sell Key Derivatives Unit

Vendor will reposition financial businesses with move into alternatives and away from derivatives processing.

City of London

Ipreo, which has a large presence on the buy and sell sides, and particularly in the alternatives segment, will be snapped up by the company for $1.855 billion, executives said on a conference call with analysts early on May 21.

“The private markets and alternatives segment is very attractive to us, and it’s one where we’ve been investing organically,” said Lance Uggla, CEO of IHS Markit, on the call. “The acquisition of Ipreo significantly increases our presence in this space—there’s over $10

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