London Stock Exchange and Deutsche Boerse agree on merger

The deal that would create a titan of European trading

16th March, 2016
The London Stock Exchange Pic: Getty

LSE’s equity holders will own 45.6 per cent of the enlarged group, while Deutsche Boerse stockholders will get the remaining 54.4 per cent. The two companies announced on February 23 that they were negotiating a deal. The companies are valued at $30.5 billion (€27.5 billion).

“They’re being very, very careful to position this as a merger and a merger of equals,” said Scott Moeller, a professor of corporate finance at London’s Cass Business School and a former...

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