CBOE Stock Exchange (CBSX) announced today that it completed the acquisition of all-electronic National Stock Exchange (NSX) on December 30.
The acquisition, approved by the Securities and Exchange Commission, allows CBSX to expand its footprint in the securities exchange space by wholly owning and operating a second separate exchange.
Both exchanges will continue to operate separately under their current names and will integrate teams in Chicago and Jersey City, NJ.
"Completion of this acquisition enables us to offer customers different market structures and routing services," said CBSX CEO and President David Harris, who also has been named Chairman and CEO of NSX. "We now look forward to bringing two very talented CBSX and NSX teams together."
In September, CBSX entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the National Stock Exchange, Inc. (NSX), previously owned by a consortium of nationally known broker-dealers.