Blackstone, Thomson Reuters weigh Tradeweb sale, IPO: Bloomberg

Blackstone and Thomson Reuters Corp are considering an IPO or sale of their stake in Tradeweb Markets LLC, Bloomberg is reporting. The firms have held talks with Tradeweb shareholders, which include Deutsche Bank, UBS, Royal Bank of Scotland, about selling the company or taking it public this year, the story said. Any sale or IPO won’t happen until BX completes its buy of Thomson Reuters financial and risk unit, Bloomberg said. Tradeweb, a New York bond trading platform, could be valued at more than $4 billion in an IPO or sale.