Fusion Corporate Partners are pleased to announce the completion of the acquisition of Kingsman SA by Platts. Fusion acted exclusively for the shareholders of Kingsman SA. The team responsible for this transaction was Paul Slight and Paul Kelly.
The acquisition, whose purchase price was not disclosed, was originally announced on Fusion DigiNet on October 16.
Platts, a leading global provider of energy, petrochemical and metals information and a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. has completed its acquisition of Kingsman SA, a privately-held, Switzerland-based provider of price information and analytics for the global sugar and biofuels markets.
“The acquisition of Kingsman broadens Platts’ capabilities in biofuels, provides an entry to the agriculture markets, and adds widely respected skills in fundamental market analysis,” said Harold McGraw III, chairman, president and chief executive officer for The McGraw-Hill Companies.
A leading information provider for the sugar markets, Kingsman offers a range of daily, weekly and monthly reports covering ethanol and biodiesel as well as sugar. As a unit of Platts’ new agricultural group, Kingsman will continue to offer its existing product portfolio under the Kingsman brand and under the day-to-day leadership of its founder Jonathan Kingsman
Founded in 1990 and based in Lausanne, Kingsman employs analysts, researchers and report writers in key markets including Bangkok, London, Montreal, New Delhi and Sao Paulo. It serves a global clientele of producers, traders, refiners, financial institutions and end-users, offering a variety of subscription publications covering sugar, ethanol and biodiesel.
“Kingsman’s prime focus on market analysis, supply and demand fundamentals and trade flows complements Platts’ long-standing expertise in reporting news, assessing prices and explaining the factors driving those prices,” said Larry Neal, president of Platts.
USA, New York, NY & Switzerland, Lusanne
- Kingsman SA, the Switzerland-based provider of price information and analytics for the global sugar and biofuels markets, to be acquired by Platts Posted on October 16, 2012
- The McGraw-Hill Companies reports record 2nd quarter Posted on July 30, 2012
- McGraw Hill to split into two public companies Posted on September 13, 2011
- Platts to acquire Steel Business Briefing Group Posted on June 30, 2011
- Platts completes acquisition of BENTEK Energy Posted on January 5, 2011
- Platts to acquire BENTEK Energy Posted on December 14, 2010
- Platts to acquire Oil Price Information Service (OPIS) Posted on December 9, 2010
- McGraw-Hill Education acquires Starting Out, provider of life-skills and workforce development reference resources Posted on November 7, 2010
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