Nasdaq OMX has acquired Smarts Group, a provider of market surveillance solutions to exchanges, regulators and brokers.
This is part of Nasdaq OMX's strategy to diversify its
commercial technology business and enter the broker
surveillance and compliance market.
Smarts will be part of the Nasdaq OMX Market Technology
business, which delivers technology to over 70 marketplaces in
more than 50 countries. The transaction is expected to close in
the third quarter of 2010.