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Nasdaq OMX (NDAQ) will acquire eSpeed, an electronic trading platform for U.S. Treasuries from...

Nasdaq OMX (NDAQ) will acquire eSpeed, an electronic trading platform for U.S. Treasuries from BGC Partners for $750M in cash. The purchase will be accretive to earnings within the first year after the transaction closes. The addition of eSpeed gives Nasdaq a "strong entry point in the electronic fixed income business" at a time when positive market trends should contribute to an increase in the daily trading volume of U.S. government bonds. 
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