ICE considers bid for LSE to stop Deutsche Börse

The move by the US group could prevent a "merger of equals" between the two European exchanges

View of the London Stock Exchange from above
London Stock Exchange

Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) is considering making a bid offer for the London Stock Exchange Group (LSE), which would halt Deutsche Börse's (DB) plan to take over the UK operator and create one of the world's largest exchanges for trading and managing derivatives.

The US group, which owns the New York Stock Exchange and Euronext, among others, confirmed in a statement on Tuesday (March 1) that it is considering making an offer for the LSE, although "no approach has been made to the board [of

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