When Caroline Silver helped negotiate a $2.2 billion price for the London Metal Exchange last year, she woke a moribund market for cross-border takeovers that may yield an $8.2 billion windfall for NYSE Euronext.
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. will cap trading fees for Liffe coffee, sugar and cocoa futures at the same level as its energy contracts for five years after its $8.2 billion takeover of NYSE Euronext, the company said.
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.
The owner of the New York Stock Exchange, whose trading floor helped fuel Warren Buffett’s fortune and financed industries from shipping to semiconductors, is about to be bought by a 12-year-old energy market operator founded with money from a legal settlement.
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.