ICE closes Nyse Euronext acquisition

Source: IntercontinentalExchange

IntercontinentalExchange Group, Inc. (ICE), the leading global network of exchanges and clearing houses, today announced the successful completion of its previously announced acquisition of NYSE Euronext (NYX).

The stock-and-cash transaction has a total value of approximately $11 billion. The combination creates the premier operator of global exchanges diversified across a range of asset classes spanning interest rates, equities and equity derivatives, credit derivatives, bonds, foreign exchange, energy, metals and agricultural commodities.

The company has a combined market capitalization of $23 billion. The combined company operates 16 global exchanges and five central clearing houses, and is on track to be the leader in global capital raising for the second consecutive year. ICE and NYSE Euronext businesses will continue to operate under their respective brand names. As previously announced, the company expects to conduct an IPO for the Euronext group of Continental European exchanges as a stand-alone entity, subject to market conditions and regulatory approvals.

"This is a game changing transaction," said ICE Chairman and CEO Jeffrey C. Sprecher. "ICE now leads in terms of the breadth and depth of services, best-in-class technology, and access to markets and capital. We have significant opportunities ahead both to grow and to make the business more efficient and competitive. Our team will continue to keep our customers front and center on everything we do, while bringing new products to market in real time. We look forward to unlocking value together both for customers and shareholders."

ICE President and NYSE Group CEO Duncan L. Niederauer, stated, "This is a great strategic fit for both companies. We now have a stronger and more diversified business model, which leverages the iconic NYSE Euronext brand, our leadership in listings, equity options and interest rate markets with ICE's attractive portfolio of markets, clearing houses and technology for the global derivatives markets."

The new management team will be:

IntercontinentalExchange Group

  • Jeffrey C. Sprecher will serve as Chairman and CEO, In, IntercontinentalExchange Group, Inc. (ICE).
  • Chuck Vice will serve as President and COO, ICE.
  • Scott Hill will serve as CFO, ICE.
  • David Goone will serve as Chief Strategy Officer, ICE.
  • Johnathan Short will serve as General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, ICE.
  • Edwin Marcial will serve as Chief Technology Officer, ICE.
  • Mark Wassersug will serve as SVP, Operations, ICE.
  • Kelly Loeffler will serve as SVP, Corporate Communications, Marketing, and Investor Relations, ICE.
  • Mayur Kapani will serve as SVP, Derivatives Trading Systems Technology, ICE.
  • Sunil Seshardi will serve as Chief Information Security Officer, ICE.
  • Doug Foley will serve as SVP, HR & Administration, ICE.
  • Martin Hunter will serve as SVP, Tax & Treasurer, ICE.
  • Andrew Surdykowski will serve as SVP, Associate General Counsel & Assistant Corporate Secretary, ICE.
  • Dean Mathison will serve as Chief Accounting Officer, ICE.


  • Duncan L. Niederauer will be President, ICE and CEO, NYSE.
  • Thomas W. Farley, currently SVP, Financial Markets at ICE, will become COO, NYSE.
  • Scott Cutler will serve as EVP and Head of Global Listings, NYSE.
  • Joseph Mecane will serve as EVP and Head of U.S. Equities, NYSE.
  • David Peniket, currently President and COO, ICE Futures Europe, will continue in that position and will additionally serve as President and COO, NYSE Liffe subject to regulatory approval.
  • Benjamin R. Jackson, currently President and COO, ICE Futures U.S., will continue in that position and will additionally serve as President, NYSE Technologies.
  • Dominique Cerutti, currently Deputy CEO, NYSE Euronext, will serve as CEO of Euronext.
  • Brad Vannan will serve as President and COO, ICE Futures Canada.


  • Chris Edmonds, currently President, ICE Clear Credit & TCC, will become Senior Vice President, Financial Markets, ICE.
  • Stan Ivanov, currently Chief Risk Officer, ICE Clear Credit, will become President, ICE Clear Credit & TCC.
  • Paul Swann will serve as President and Managing Director, ICE Clear Europe.
  • Thomas Hammond will serve as President and COO, ICE Clear U.S.

ICE Benchmark Administration

  • Finbarr Hutcheson will be President, ICE Benchmark Administration Limited. NYSE Euronext Rate Administration Limited (which will become the new administrator for LIBOR subject to FCA authorisation) will be renamed ICE Benchmark Administration Limited.

Key Details of the Transaction:

  • Upon the closing of the acquisition, IntercontinentalExchange, Inc. and NYSE Euronext became wholly owned subsidiaries of IntercontinentalExchange Group, Inc. (ICE). As the parent company, ICE will be the publicly-traded entity, trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "ICE".
  • The following four members of the NYSE Euronext Board of Directors have joined the Board of Directors of IntercontinentalExchange Group, Inc, which now has 14 members: Sylvain Hefes, Jan-Michiel Hessels, James J. McNulty, Robert G. Scott.
  • The company will be dual-headquartered in Atlanta and New York.
  • As previously announced, the NYSE brand and iconic 11 Wall Street building and trading floor in New York will be preserved.
  • ICE intends to pursue an initial public offering of Euronext in 2014 to create a Continental Europe-based entity subject to market conditions and regulatory approvals.
  • Together, Liffe and ICE's existing London based exchange and clearing operations, ICE Futures Europe and ICE Clear Europe, will create the U.K.'s leading multi-asset class derivatives market, spanning interest rates, bonds, equity derivatives, energy, emissions and agricultural commodities. 

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