UPDATE: Intercontinental Exchange Buys Interactive Data for $5.2 Billion

IDC is ICE's second data vendor acquisition, following last year's purchase of SuperDerivatives.


ICE officials say the acquisition will build on "ICE's global market data growth strategy by expanding the markets served, adding technology platforms and increasing new data and valuation services."

"This transaction furthers our expansion into meeting the financial information needs of our market participants globally. With our diverse markets across virtually all asset classes, IDC will enable us to address more growth opportunities by leveraging the distribution and reach of our complementar