“InternationalExchange Inc.’s $8.2 billion blockbuster deal to buy NYSE Euronext is likely to be approved by U.S. and European regulators because the two companies businesses don’t have much direct overlap in the markets they run, according to observers.
The two exchanges said Thursday they would seek to combine, with ICE offering valuing NYSE shares at $33.12 a share, a 38% premium over Wednesday’s closing price. The two firms said they expect the transaction to close in the second half of 2013. Read about the deal”
Read Ronald Orol’s full MarketWatch article here