CME approches Deutsche Boerse for merger discussions, Bloomberg reports

February 25, 2013

According to people familiar with the matter, CME Group (CME) has approached Deutsche Boerse (DBOEY) to consider starting discussions on a merger, Bloomberg reports. CME reportedly contacted Deutsche Boerse at the end of 2012, before IntercontinentalExchange (ICE) announced plans to buy NYSE Euronext (NYX). The companies have not yet made a decision on whether to begin formal takeover talks.