Euronext Liffe the key as Deutsche Börse bid spurned
Euronext said in a statement on 22 May that after a careful
review of merger bid proposals submitted by both Deutsche
Börse and New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) its supervisory
board felt a Euronext/NYSE combination was the "most
At the pan-European exchange's AGM on 23 May shareholders
voted against the proposal brought by shareholder Winchfield
Holdings that a merger with Deutsche Börse was in their
A spokesperson for Euronext told FO Week that this
vote did not mean that a merger with the German exchange had
been ruled out entirely but that shareholders wanted time to
review all possibilities.
"Euronext is the preferred partner of a number of parties
both in Europe and now in the US with NYSE coming in. It has a
huge number of options available to it," the spokesperson
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