S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI), a provider of credit ratings, benchmarks, and analytics in the global capital and commodity markets, acquired 451 Research, a privately-held research and advisory firm that provides intelligence, expertise and data covering high-growth emerging technology segments.
The amount of the deal was not disclosed.
451 Research will be operated within S&P Global Market Intelligence, the division that provides data, essential insights, and analytics to help navigate the financial markets. This acquisition will expand and strengthen Market Intelligence’s research coverage, adding differentiated expertise and intelligence with comprehensive offerings in technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), Information Security, Data Centers, Cloud and DevOps.
Prior to this transaction, 451 Research had been a part of The 451 Group. Led by Martin McCarthy, CEO and Chairman, with support from financial partners, MLR Holdings, 451 Research publishes more than 3,000 reports and data sets annually and serves technology vendors and service providers, innovative startups, technology investment bankers, VCs, and other technology market consulting and professional service firms, as well as “early adopter” enterprise companies for the past 18 years.
451 Research’s staff are industry analysts and cover a variety of technology and industry segments including cloud computing, data center technologies, artificial intelligence and machine learning.
S&P Global is the world’s foremost provider of credit ratings, benchmarks and analytics in the global capital and commodity markets, offering deep data and insights on critical business factors including ESG. The company’s divisions include S&P Global Ratings, S&P Global Market Intelligence, S&P Dow Jones Indices and S&P Global Platts. S&P Global has approximately 21,000 employees in 35 countries.