Who killed the LSE-Deutsche Börse mega-merger?

The European Commission delivered the final blow to a proposed merger between Europe's biggest stock exchange operators, Deutsche Börse and the London Stock Exchange, on Wednesday, but some market observers wondered whether the parties themselves had gone cold on the deal.

  • By Costas Mourselas, Jean Comte
  • 30 Mar 2017

The Commission's final blocking move was ostensibly prompted by competition concerns in fixed income clearing. The Commission claims that the two exchanges are the only two relevant providers in Europe and could have constituted a monopoly.

“The European economy depends on well-functioning financial markets," said Margrethe Vestager, European ...

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All International Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 13 Mar 2017
1 JPMorgan 94,925.33 384 8.39%
2 Citi 87,531.58 331 7.74%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 84,341.49 288 7.46%
4 Barclays 75,288.19 241 6.66%
5 Goldman Sachs 68,504.71 208 6.06%

Bookrunners of All Syndicated Loans EMEA

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 14 Mar 2017
1 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 10,650.87 23 11.13%
2 Deutsche Bank 8,169.49 17 8.53%
3 HSBC 6,243.46 23 6.52%
4 Citi 4,355.35 13 4.55%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 4,273.37 17 4.46%

Bookrunners of all EMEA ECM Issuance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 18 Apr 2017
1 JPMorgan 6,719.07 26 8.43%
2 Deutsche Bank 5,994.13 30 7.52%
3 UBS 5,678.69 26 7.12%
4 Citi 4,920.31 35 6.17%
5 Goldman Sachs 4,802.16 24 6.02%