Deutsche Börse

  • 18 Nov 2013 at 5:05 PM

NYSE, Nasdaq Usher In New Era Of Good Feelings

The two have a plan to keep the information flowing except in the perhaps not-as-unlikely-as-we’d-like event that both of them screw up simultaneously. Read more »

Sure, he guesses it might be nice to own Euronext. And sure, maybe he’s got a few extra ducats to play with. But he’s not stressing about it, which is good, because the soon-to-be-former New York Stock Exchange isn’t exactly eager to sell its European bourses to its chief rival. He’d just like to point out that, yeah, the Nasdaq would probably do a pretty good job with the thing. Read more »

  • 25 Feb 2013 at 3:24 PM

CME, Deutsche Börse Start, End Fling

When two exchanges eye each other from across the ocean, there’s a pretty standard courting procedure. One or both have usually been spurned and lust after a deal, if not particularly with the available lepers, then after a deal for a deal’s sake, just to show they’ve still got it. They dance around each other for a while coquettishly, before agreeing that it really would be a great idea to spend their lives (or a convenient period of time) together.

Then, the regulatory chaperones step in and, usually, say no. Read more »

When your dreams of expansion have been rebuffed at just about every turn for a decade, it forces you to think outside the box. So goodbye, London, Paris and Amsterdam: Deutsche Börse is (trying) to go to Warsaw.
Seventy years after a very special moment in German-Polish relations, the owner of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange is bidding for what locals affectionately refer to as the Giełda Papierów Wartościowych w Warszawie. The other other DB hopes to buy a majority stake in the bourse from its current majority owner, a widely-respected exchange operator called the Polish government.
Deutsche Börse thinks the Warsaw exchange is an “attractive investment.” Maybe it is. Maybe anything looks good after you’ve been humiliated in your attempt to buy the London Stock Exchange and bested by those Wall Street bastards in bidding for Euronext.

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