Summary: According to CNBC television, Chicago Mercantile Exchange Holdings has agreed to acquire CBOT Holdings Inc. for $8B. CBOT shares are up 13% pre-market on the report. This is the latest in a surge of consolidation in global exchanges.
Related links: MarketWatch (Oct. 13): CME, CBOT get swept up in talk of exchange consolidation • Mating Season for the Big Exchanges • Why I'm Long-term Bullish on the Exchanges • Tokyo Stock Exchange Favors Euronext-NYSE Deal • Combined ICE-NYBOT Looks Attractive
Potentially impacted stocks and ETFs: Chicago Mercantile Exchange Holdings (CME), CBOT Holdings Inc. (BOT), NYSE Group Inc. (NYX), Nasdaq Stock Market Inc. (NDAQ), IntercontinentalExchange Inc. (ICE)
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