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Fieldfisher advises S&P Global Indices UK on acquisition of Trucost plc

21/10/2016

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European law firm Fieldfisher has advised S&P Global Indices UK Ltd (a wholly-owned subsidiary of S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC), one of the world's leading index providers, on its acquisition of Trucost plc. The acquisition was the company's first following S&P Global's rebrand from McGraw Hill Financial.

Trucost, previously a privately-owned plc, is a leading provider of environmental data to investors, companies and governments. The company has investment grade datasets on the environmental metrics of over 6000 listed companies, and will build on S&P Global Indices UK Ltd's existing portfolio of environmental, social and governance solutions.

This was Fieldfisher's first deal for S&P Global since the rebrand. Corporate partners Tim Bird, George Cotter and Jonathan Brooks led the deal team, assisted by Ed Westhead.

Tim Bird said: "This is a significant acquisition for S&P Dow Jones Indices: Trucost are a leader in their field and as such the combined entity will provide considerable value for sustainability-focused players and build on the long-standing relationship between the two."

Fieldfisher is a leading firm in the technology sector, with a corporate group that advises both listed and unlisted companies across Europe on transactions of all sizes, from small, private company acquisitions and disposals through to large, complex cross-border transactions, including public company takeovers.

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