CME passes final regulatory hurdle for NEX acquisition

CME Group has ticked off all of the regulatory approvals needed to forge ahead with its purchase of NEX Group, after the UK Competition and Markets Authority cleared the transaction on Wednesday.

  • By Ross Lancaster
  • 31 Oct 2018

The UK regulator’s approval removes regulatory risk from the acquisition. On October 12, the US Department of Justice’s antitrust division approved CME Group’s bid for NEX.

The clearance lays the path for the £3.9bn acquisition to complete by November 2. On Thursday, the two companies obtained sanction at ...

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