Exchange Consolidation: DB/ISE


Deutsche Borse feel under pressure to make an acquisition

They are looking for a transformational business – particularly something that gives them a key footprint in the USA

This is a distinctly attractive transformational purchase for Deutsche Borse and gives ISE a huge opportunity to bring US trading to Europe

The aim is to create an across the board competitor to NYSE Euronext


Having heard stories of the deal for some time (equally DB have spoken to every exchange in the USA about some sort of tie-up), certainly this deal makes sense for DB by giving it a key US asset, a brilliant technocratic and lean US business , and licences to trade in the major products and create a Trans Atlantic competitor to  NYSE Euronext, as well as putting pressure on NASDAQ to do a deal in Europe  and the derivatives business.


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