March 21, 2016
Weil is advising IHS Inc. in its definitive agreement to combine with Markit Group Limited in an all-share merger of equals valued at more than $13 billion. Upon completion of the merger, the combined company will be renamed IHS Markit, and will be a global leader in critical information, analytics and solutions with headquarters in London. The deal is set to close in the second half of 2016 and is subject to customary closing conditions.
The Weil team advising IHS is led by Corporate Chairman Michael Aiello and includes Banking & Finance partner Allison Liff; Capital Markets partner Heather Emmel; Technology & IP Transactions partner Charan Sandhu; Antitrust partner John Scribner; Executive Compensation head Paul Wessel; M&A associates Jamie Lurie, Kelly Diep, Dening Kong, Maxwell Copelan and Christine Duque; Banking & Finance associates Kristopher Villarreal and Sarah Davis; Capital Markets associates Aman Singh and Logan Booth; Technology & IP Transactions associates Daniel Cohl and Cheri Bessellieu; Antitrust associates Jonathan Cheng and Scott Hazelgrove; Tax associates Jonathan Macke, Lexie Maravich, Ellie Marques and Stuart Pibworth; and Executive Compensation & Benefits associates Jennifer Britz and August Huelle.