Acquisitive Cantor Fitzgerald Eyes Euro Brokers Stake, Talks With Knight-Ridder


The word on the street is that Cantor Fitzgerald L.P. is in the midst of an acquisition binge. While Cantor officials decline to comment, other sources say the interdealer-broker has lately positioned itself to buy a 51 percent stake in fellow IDB Euro Brokers Investment Corp. At the same time, sources say, Cantor has chatted up Knight-Ridder Financial Inc. about all kinds of things, including becoming an owner.

The flurry of negotiating-table activity comes as Cantor has been casting its ne

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