“Stock exchange operator Euronext NV is evaluating how to create roadblocks to a merger between its London – and Frankfurt – based competitors because of concern the deal would marginalize its own role in European trading, according to people familiar with the matter.
Amid these deliberations, Euronext on Monday named a new chief financial officer: Giorgio Modica, a BNP Paribas banker who has worked with exchanges on mergers and acquisitions. The appointment is a sign to some that Euronext will seek deals.”

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