FactSet Completes Acquisition of CUSIP Global Services

NORWALK, Conn., March 01, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- FactSet (NYSE:FDS) (NASDAQ:FDS), a global provider of integrated financial information, analytical applications and industry-leading services, today announced the successful completion of its acquisition of CUSIP Global Services (CGS) from S&P Global Inc. for approximately $1.925 billion. The acquisition was previously announced on December 27, 2021 and will significantly expand FactSet’s critical role in the global capital markets.

As part of FactSet, CGS will continue to carefully steward the CUSIP system in close partnership with the American Bankers Association.

In addition, FactSet today closed its offering of 2.90% senior notes due 2027 and 3.45% senior notes due 2032, which was launched and priced on February 15, 2022, and entered into new senior term and revolving credit facilities. The net proceeds of the senior notes offering, together with borrowings under FactSet’s new senior credit facilities and cash on hand, were used to (a) finance the consideration for the CGS acquisition, (b) repay FactSet’s prior revolving facility, and (c) pay transaction fees and expenses related to the CGS acquisition, the notes offering and the new credit facilities.

Effective today, FactSet’s financial results will include CGS, which will function as a part of FactSet’s Content and Technology Solutions (CTS) business. FactSet expects to provide updated full year fiscal 2022 guidance, inclusive of the impact of CGS, in its second quarter 2022 earnings release on March 24, 2022.

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