S&P Capital IQ Voted Best M&A Product of the Year M&A Advisor announces Awards for top M&A Deals alongside firms and professionals who contributed to industry successes.

Honorees to be recognized at April 8 International Financial Forum in New York

NEW YORK, March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- M&A Advisor, a professional organization honoring achieve-ment and thought leadership among the world's leading financial deal makers, announced that this year's award for M&A Product and Service will be given to S&P Capital IQ for its valued market data, research and reporting services.  The award will be handed out among other in-dustry categories at M&A Advisor's annual International Financial Forum in New York on April 8. 

S&P Capital IQ is a single source for a powerful array of financial data, analytics and research, combining deep information on companies, markets and people worldwide.  It has developed robust tools for analysis, idea generation and workflow management. The firm's  content and data sets helps clients evaluate strategic alternatives and assess potential acquirers and targets, and assists through all stages of the M&A process.

"We're very honored to receive this award.  It affirms the work we are doing to help expand the availability of key data and insights that can often lead to deal making opportunities worldwide," said Michael Thompson, MD, Global Markets Intelligence, S&P Capital IQ. "In today's dynamic but often asymmetric global market, S&P Capital IQ is committed to providing timely, best-in-class content with innovative visualization and analytics tools to vastly improve the way M&A dealmakers approach and process information across their workflow."

The nominations for the 6th annual awards, representing over 300 participating regional, national and global companies, were judged by an independent jury of industry experts. The awards will be presented at the annual Awards Gala on Tuesday, April 8th at the New York Athletic Club in New York, in conjunction with the 2014 International Financial Forum. The International Financial Forum is a private "invitation only" Summit that will bring together more than 500 of the world's most active cross border dealmakers and other key international market experts - academics, media, and political influencers. Led by a faculty of over 80 industry leaders, delegates will engage in interactive sessions about the key issues in the international M&A markets today.

ABOUT S&P CAPITAL IQ
S&P Capital IQ, a part of McGraw Hill Financial (NYSE: MHFI), is a leading provider of multi-asset class and real time data, research and analytics to institutional investors, investment and commercial banks, investment advisors and wealth managers, corporations and universities around the world. S&P Capital IQ provides a broad suite of capabilities designed to help track performance, generate alpha, and identify new trading and investment ideas, and perform risk analysis and mitigation strategies. Through leading desktop solutions such as the S&P Capital IQ, Global Credit Portal and MarketScope Advisor desktops; enterprise solutions such as S&P Capital IQ Valuations; and research offerings, including Leveraged Commentary & Data, Global Markets Intelligence, and company and funds research, S&P Capital IQ sharpens financial intelligence into the wisdom today's investors need.

ABOUT THE M&A ADVISOR
The M&A Advisor was founded in 1998 to offer insights and intelligence on the M&A market. Over the past sixteen years we have established the premier global network of M&A, Turnaround and Finance professionals. Today, we have the privilege of presenting, recognizing the achievements of, and facilitating connections between the industry's top performers throughout the world with a comprehensive range of services including:

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