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CBOE Free To Sell Itself To The First Girl It Sleeps With

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Years after every other securities exchange that matters gave up on the quaint idea of mutual ownership, the Chicago Board Options Exchange will finally be able to join them.
After agreeing to pay the last seven Chicago Board of Trade holdouts $4.2 million to settle their ownership claims--the CBOE settled with the CBOT, now part of the CME Group, last year--the options exchange is free to list itself or find a buyer.
But can it ever get over the fact that even the American Stock Exchange beat it to the punch?
CBOE settlement could clear way for IPO or merger [Crain's Chicago]