SEC Blesses ICE's $8.2B Purchase Of NYSE Euronext

Law360, New York (August 16, 2013, 12:33 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has approved IntercontinentalExchange Inc.'s $8.2 billion acquisition of New York Stock Exchange parent company NYSE Euronext Inc., ruling the tie-up was unlikely to disrupt market regulation, according to a Friday agency filing.

The SEC found that the deal would not harm investors or affect how securities exchanges, their subsidiaries or their members are regulated, according to a release dated Thursday and posted on the agency’s website Friday. The SEC did not rule on whether the acquisition raised antitrust concerns....
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