LSE in discussions to merge with Blackstone-backed Refinitiv: Financial Times

The London Stock Exchange is in talks to merge with Refinitiv, the provider of financial markets data that’s owned by Blackstone and Reuters, the Financial Times reported July 26. Financial terms weren’t disclosed. Blackstone acquired a 55 percent stake in Thomson Reuters’ Financial & Risk business in 2018. The deal valued the total F&R business at $20 billion, Reuters said.