S&P Global’s acquisition of Panjiva may give shippers new predictive analytics for risk mitigation

Panjiva provides clients with macro data covering 95% of global trade flows, as well as transactional data covering 35% of global trade flows.

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The value of granular supply chain market intelligence to mainstream investors was made infinitely clear with this week's announcement that S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI) will acquire Panjiva, Inc. to enhance its prominent role in the world’s economy.

As Logistics Management readers know, Panjiva is among the  leading providers of transparent and independent ratings, benchmarks, analytics and data to the capital and commodity markets worldwide.

Trade journalists and industry analysts alike placed a high value on this privately-held company that is designed to provide deep, differentiated, sector-relevant insights on global supply chains. It is also among those players capable of  leveraging data science and technology to make sense of large, unstructured datasets.   

The terms of the transaction, which is expected to close in the coming weeks, were not disclosed.

Josh Green, co-founder and CEO of Panjiva told LM In an interview that he sees an opportunity to take Panjiva’s Supply Chain Graph to the next level…especially when in comes to penetrating emerging markets.

“The supply chain can no longer be looked at independently, and the broader lens S&P Global Market Intelligence can offer to supply chain managers is increasingly important, especially when managing risk in volatile foreign markets.”

Panjiva provides clients with macro data covering 95% of global trade flows, as well as transactional data covering 35% of global trade flows. The company tracks supply data from retailers, exporters and shippers across a myriad industries and commodities.


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Patrick Burnson, Executive Editor
Patrick Burnson is executive editor for Logistics Management and Supply Chain Management Review magazines and web sites. Patrick is a widely-published writer and editor who has spent most of his career covering international trade, global logistics, and supply chain management. He lives and works in San Francisco, providing readers with a Pacific Rim perspective on industry trends and forecasts. You can reach him directly at [email protected]

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