Interactive Data said in January it was reviewing its strategic options, which prompted interest from a number of private equity firms.
Sources previously told Reuters that other teams that paired up include Advent International with Bain Capital; and Hellman & Friedman with Silver Lake Partners.
McGraw-Hill Cos Inc (MHP.N), which owns the Standard & Poor’s ratings unit, is still in the process, one source said. It is unclear how much interest there is from other strategic bidders at this point.
A deadline for the next round of bids has not yet been set, but could come in mid-April, the source said.
Publishing group Pearson PLC (PSON.L), which owns the Financial Times newspaper as well as the world’s biggest educational publishing business and Penguin Books, has a 61 percent stake in Interactive Data.
KKR, CVC, Bain, Pearson and IDC declined comment. H&F, Silver Lake and Advent could not be reached for comment. (Reporting by Megan Davies and Jui Chakravorty in New York and Victoria Howley in London; Editing by Gary Hill, Bernard Orr)