Jeffrey Sprecher, who built the second-largest U.S. futures market, will likely focus on reducing costs after acquiring NYSE Euronext even if that means separating the 220-year-old New York Stock Exchange.
IntercontinentalExchange Inc. completed its purchase of NYSE Euronext at the close of today’s trading session, and its chief executive officer said the deal will usher in a swift shift to a more aggressive culture at the 221-year-old owner of the New York Stock Exchange.
IntercontinentalExchange Inc. Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Sprecher said he is open to changing the terms of his joint unsolicited bid with Nasdaq OMX Group Inc. to buy NYSE Euronext if the company will meet with him.
On a good day, 27-year-old Bobby Timberlake at CME Group Inc. in Chicago rounds up $2.5 billion from the world’s biggest traders and banks such as JPMorgan Chase & Co. to cover their losses in the $639 trillion derivatives markets.
IntercontinentalExchange Inc., the 12-year-old energy and commodity futures bourse, agreed to acquire NYSE Euronext for cash and stock worth $8.2 billion, moving to take control of the world’s biggest equities market.