01 Mar 2016
ICE Confirms It May Bid for LSE as Shares Soar to Record

…At the least, a counterbid could force Deutsche Boerse to increase its offer, one of the people said. “LSE is clearly a highly sought after strategic asset,” said Niki Beattie, head of Market Structure Partners, which advises brokers and exchanges. “Deutsche Boerse has probably been doing the courting for longer than ICE, so I think they’re coming from behind.” …