The US Department of Justice conditionally approves combination of stock exchanges groups while the EU Commission’s review is still pending (NYSE Euronext / Deutsche Börse)

U.S. Justice Department Conditionally Approves Combination of Stock Exchange Groups, European Review Still Pending* The prospects for the merger of Deutsche Börse AG and NYSE Euronext are looking a little brighter, since the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division conditionally approved the transaction yesterday. U.S. antitrust approval is a major hurdle; however, the combination of the two leading stock exchange groups, which was announced in February, still requires clearance by the European Commission (EC). Although the Antitrust Division settlement would only resolve concerns over the merger’s impact on U.S. markets, it indicates that the parties are willing to make concessions to

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Jeffrey May, The US Department of Justice conditionally approves combination of stock exchanges groups while the EU Commission’s review is still pending (NYSE Euronext / Deutsche Börse), 22 December 2011, e-Competitions Bulletin US Mergers in IT, Art. N° 41510

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