LSE–Deutsche Börse Merger Deal Would Create ‘World’s Largest Index Provider’

The merged entity would include a combined index business bigger than S&P-DJI or MSCI, analysts say.

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The LSE confirmed it is in “detailed discussions” with Deutsche Börse about a potential merger last Tuesday, Feb. 23—the third time that the two exchanges have explored the possibility.

Consolidating the two index giants would create the “largest indexes business in the world, vaulting over S&P Dow Jones Indices and MSCI,” says Chris Porter, of Burton-Taylor International Consulting. While the consultancy doesn’t yet have its 2015 annual analysis of the index industry, both the LSE and Deutsche

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