B2B information. New York-based Ipreo employs 1,700 people, providing information to support capital-raisings. Owned by private equity funds managed by Blackstone and Goldman Sachs, Ipreo’s sale is conditional on regulatory approvals and is expected to complete in the second half of 2018. IHS Markit is a London-based global information provider, listed on Nasdaq, which has revenue of almost $4bn. Its brands include: Jane’s Fighting Ships, R.L.Polk, McCloskey’s and Fairplay.