Standard & Poor's Ratings Services
A global information services provider, founded in 1888, active in the financial services, education and business information markets with brands such as Standard & Poor's, McGraw-Hill Education, Capital IQ, Platts, J.D. Power and Associates, and CRISIL. It is headquartered in New York and has more than 280 offices in 40 countries. Sales in 2009 were approximately US$ 6 billion and it has over 21,000 employees worldwide.