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General Atlantic Takes Minority Stake in Markit

Markit, a leading, global financial information services company, today announced that global growth investor General Atlantic (GA) has agreed to make a substantial equity investment in Markit.

The addition of General Atlantic as a significant shareholder positions Markit for continued long-term growth and adds a proven investor in financial sector innovation to Markit’s existing diverse shareholder base. General Atlantic will assist Markit actively in developing its growth strategy further and executing value-creating acquisitions.

Lance Uggla, CEO of Markit, said: “We are delighted to welcome General Atlantic as a shareholder in Markit. GA is one of the leading investment firms in financial services and having them as a partner is an affirmation of our business model and enhances the opportunity we have for building long-term value. This significant investment marks an important milestone in Markit’s strategy and evolution, and we will benefit immensely from GA’s support and Bill Ford’s participation on our Board.”

Bill Ford, CEO of General Atlantic, said: “Markit is an innovative, entrepreneurial firm with a great management team. As a financial information services industry leader, Markit is well-positioned to deliver the independent, high quality products and services that market participants need. We look forward to contributing to the next stage of Markit’s growth as a strategic partner.”

Since inception, Markit has expanded its product set across all asset classes and diversified its services to include valuations, economic and reference data, indices and trade processing.