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Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
London Stock Exchange Group Plc LSE:LSE London Ordinary Share GB00B0SWJX34 ORD SHS 6 79/86P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  0.00 0.0% 8,620.00 8,602.00 8,606.00 - 0.00 00:00:00
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
General Financial 2,056.0 651.0 119.5 72.1 30,295

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05/4/2016
06:02
New York Stock Exchange owner secures financing for £10bn London Stock Exchange takeover bid to rival proposed Deutsche Boerse merger
broadwood
19/3/2016
14:51
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/markets/article-3499305/Americans-set-gatecrash-Germany-s-21bn-bid-London-Stock-Exchange.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
broadwood
17/3/2016
04:08
From the FT, sounds like a bid in preparation to me otherwise why avoid talking about it? https://next.ft.com/content/42c5b7d8-eb8a-11e5-9fca-fb0f946fd1f0 US rival ICE has indicated it could make a bid but now has more time to make a decision. Under UK Takeover Panel rules, publication of an official deal between the LSE and Deutsche Börse means ICE no longer has to come to a conclusion by March 29. But the US group was being tight lipped on Wednesday. At a futures industry conference in Florida Jeffrey Sprecher, chief executive of ICE, said: “I don’t want to talk about this.”
alphabeta4
16/3/2016
17:03
Personally I suspect this will draw in ICE. Better to allow your opponent to show their hand first hence the lack of formal commentary. There's a similar situation going on with HOME which provides an interesting base case. Time to brush up on game theory :)
alphabeta4
16/3/2016
16:45
The London Stock Exchange and Deutsche Börse haven’t managed to settle on a name for their proposed union – it still labours under the clunky title of UK TopCo – but both parties insist the deal would be that rare thing, a “merger of equals”. That’s half the problem, many LSE shareholders will feel. Their exchange is not obviously in need of a partner that won’t offer a takeover premium. The LSE’s pre-tax profits for 2015 improved by 31% to £643m and the dividend was raised 20%. If somebody wants to grab the business, let them offer a proper price rather than cuddle up via a nil-premium exchange of shares, purists will argue. Thus all eyes will now turn to the Intercontinental Exchange (Ice), owner of the New York Stock Exchange, which has threatened to get involved without committing to do so. The first formal documentation from the LSE and Deutsche moves the plot along but in truth, it contained few surprises. Carsten Kengeter, Deutsche’s man, will be the chief executive of the combo and Xavier Rolet, his counterpart who has led seven years of success for the LSE, will depart. This is not a popular choice, at least from the perspective of LSE’s owners. Rolet has the proven record in running exchanges; Kengeter doesn’t. The fact that the chairman will be Donald Brydon, a London boardroom warhorse, is little consolation. On the plus side, there are the inevitable cost savings. Some €450m (£353m) a year can be removed in three years at a one-off cost of €600m. Not bad. Then come the claimed benefits to customers in the form of £7bn of capital savings by being able to post collateral for deals across a broader range of exchanges under common ownership. Over time, runs the theory, that will help combat incursions into Europe from US and Asian competitors. That argument is entirely coherent and, if Ice and others stay away, one suspects Rolet and Brydon would be able to see off the doubters in the LSE’s ranks. The timing of the deal – before a UK referendum where a vote to leave the EU could herald regulatory and legislative upheaval in financial services – is fundamentally odd but nothing talks like substantial cost savings. The big question remains: are the Americans about to throw a bucket of Ice over the whole thing?
broadwood
16/3/2016
11:43
Could influence what those across the pond decide to do. 'However, the deal will go ahead “on the basis that existing regulatory and political structures remain in place”, which means it will be at risk if the UK decides to leave the EU'.
broadwood
15/3/2016
17:26
Not me Hooley but being honest the sad truth is I'm here to make money not to save the UK economy. IMO the share price seems to be pricing in the deal and £200m cost savings but not the competitor bids which I suspect are highly likely to result given a marketplace with low significant M&A opportunities and obvious cost savings to be had.
alphabeta4
15/3/2016
07:24
So everything is for sale, not just our sovereignty? Hands up all those who think the sale of the LSE will be good for the UK economy in the long term?
hooley
15/3/2016
07:11
Bubbling along nicely. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/markets/article-3492126/Crunch-time-LSE-gasp-talks-hammer-stock-exchange-merger.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
broadwood
08/3/2016
06:03
http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/markets/article-3480956/Americans-set-raise-stakes-LSE-New-York-Stock-Exchange-owner-hopes-blow-20bn-Deutsche-Boerse-bid-water.html
broadwood
07/3/2016
06:45
It's 30 years since I and 5000 fellow members sold out for £10,000 each, valuing the LSE at £50m. That business is now valued at £10bn. There's a message in there somewhere. My membership turns out to be worth £2m to the Germans. Funny old world, eh?
hooley
04/3/2016
10:14
http://www.cityam.com/236001/london-stock-exchange-chief-executive-talks-up-prospect-of-industry-defining-combination-with-deutsche-boerse
broadwood
04/3/2016
08:03
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-35723533
broadwood
02/3/2016
10:49
broadwood no I am not in, but a glance at the 3 year suggests I should have been.
leedskier
02/3/2016
10:12
Crikey, they're queuing up. Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd (HKEx) (0388.HK) is keeping a close eye on a proposed bid for London Stock Exchange (LSE.L) by Deutsche Boerse (DB1Gn.DE), Charles Li, chief executive of the Asian bourse operator said on Wednesday. "I'm not saying we're doing anything and I'm not saying we are not doing anything. HKEx will be maintaining a lot of conversations to stay on top of the game," Li said at a news conference to comment on the company's results. "It is obviously a pretty major transaction and we will be watching it closely." The HKEx owns the London Metal Exchange, which posted a 36 percent jump in revenue for 2015 and was a key contributor to its earnings last year
broadwood
01/3/2016
13:36
London Stock Exchange Group's shares soared after Intercontinental Exchange confirmed it is considering making a counter offer to LSE's proposed merger with Deutsche Boerse. ICE - owner of the New York Stock Exchange - said no approach had been made to the board of LSEG and no decision had yet been made as to whether to pursue such an offer. LSE's directors confirmed it had not received a proposal from ICE and confirmed that talks over the potential merger of equals with Deutsche Boerse continues to progress
broadwood
01/3/2016
12:21
Or maybe a German one. US havn't made an offer yet. Are you in Leeds?
broadwood
01/3/2016
12:19
US investment banks now control the City, it is only appropriate that a US firm owns the Stock Exchange too.
leedskier
01/3/2016
09:26
London Stock Exchange shares surged in early trade after New York's Intercontinental Exchange confirmed it was considering making a bid for the UK exchange to rival Deutsche Boerse's. ICE, which owns the New York Stock Exchange, said no approach has been made yet. "There can be no certainty that any offer will be made, nor as to the terms on which any offer will be made. A further announcement will be made as appropriate," it said. Last week, LSE and Deutsche Boerse confirmed they were in discussions about a potential merger. Under the terms of the potential deal, LSE shareholders would receive 0.4421 new shares in exchange for each LSE share and Deutsche Boerse holders would get one new share in exchange for each DB share. This would mean Deutsche Boerse shareholders would hold 54.4% while LSE shareholders would have a 45.6% stake in the combined group
broadwood
01/3/2016
08:54
ICE says considering offer for London Stock Exchange Group
broadwood
01/3/2016
07:24
Its hotting up. New York Stock Exchange owner Intercontinental Exchange could counter bid for London Stock Exchange, which is in talks over a potential merger with Deutsche Boerse. The move could break the ongoing talks – between LSE and Deutsche Boerse – which are aimed at creating a European global markets infrastructure group. Georgia-based Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) has appointed financial advisory firm Morgan Stanley to prepare a possible higher offer for LSE, according to reports. While ICE is aware that such a counter bid will result in a negative reaction from both political and corporate groups, it is confident of winning over LSE shareholders with a higher price, sources told Bloomberg. Last week, both Deutsche Boerse and LSE announced that they were planning to merge. The combined company which would be worth at least £20bn (€25.63bn, $27.88bn) would allow them to better compete with some of the world's largest derivatives players such as ICE and CME Group. The proposed German-British merger would allow customers to access Turquoise, a pan-European stock venue apart from giving them a one-stop shop for primary markets in London, Frankfurt and Milan. The amalgamation would bring indexes such as the Euro Stoxx 50 Index, the most valuable in Europe, and the FTSE Russell's portfolio of indexes in the same basket. ICE, led by chief executive Jeff Sprecher, has grown to become a global powerhouse partly because of its inorganic growth. In 2013, it purchased NYSE Euronext and gained a derivatives business called Liffe and in October 2015, it acquired Interactive Data Holdings for $5.2bn to expand its data-services business. Apart from ICE, it is understood that the CME Group, an American futures company and one of the largest options and futures exchanges is also considering bidding for LSE. People familiar with the matter said, that while CME too has appointed advisors to assess on a counter bid, it is too early to tell if they would go ahead with a bid offer, according to Bloomberg
broadwood
26/2/2016
14:41
Could attract other bidders.
broadwood
26/2/2016
09:50
This will likely improve the chances of the deal going through. London Stock Exchange Group chief executive Xavier Rolet to step down following Deutsche Boerse proposed merger completion
broadwood
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