GFI shareholders killed the CME deal at a vote on Friday
The GFI board of directors has said it
will explore "strategic alternatives" after its planned merger
with CME Group was shot down by shareholders late on Friday,
opening the door to rival BGC Partners.
GFI issued a statement on Saturday that
said: "The Company’s Board of Directors will
explore strategic alternatives with any and all interested
parties to maximize shareholder value for all shareholders.
These alternatives could include, among others, joint ventures,
mergers and/or acquisitions."
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