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IHS to move ahead with $135 million acquisition of GlobalSpec

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Englewood, Colo.—Information company IHS Inc. has received notice from the Federal Trade Commission clearing the way for its acquisition of vertical search company GlobalSpec. IHS had agreed last month to acquire GlobalSpec for $135 million from Warburg Pincus. IHS said it plans to close the deal as soon as possible. Founded in 1996, GlobalSpec has about 7 million registered users.
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