CME, NEX Set to Clear Final Acquisition Hurdles

The two firms are moving quickly to complete their tie-up after UK antitrust regulators give the green light.

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Antitrust regulators in the UK have cleared the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Group’s (CME’s) acquisition of London-based NEX Group, paving the way for the two firms to form a significant force in global derivatives trading.

The CME is planning a share-and-cash acquisition of NEX, which was formed after interdealer broker Icap sold its voice-broking business to Tullett Prebon in 2016. NEX operates a number of electronic markets in currency and fixed-income trading, as well as a technology arm

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