S&P Global Ratings has upgraded its corporate credit rating on IHS Markit Ltd. to BBB- from BB+.
The outlook is stable, which reflects S&P's expectation that the company will maintain its prominent market position and maintain its financial policy over the next two years. Leverage may spike to 4x but would be followed by rapid deleveraging, the rating agency wrote.
The upgrade reflects the company's successful merger between IHS Inc. and Markit Ltd., its improving energy business and its commitment to its financial policy, S&P said.
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