Kicking off a two-week push to make the case that Nasdaq OMX, not Deutsche Boerse AG, should be the preferred suitor of NYSE Euronext, the exchange's Chief Executive Bob Greifeld swept through Europe, meeting with regulators, shareholders and others with an interest in the deal.
Next week, Greifeld will meet with parties in both Boston and New York, according to Dow Jones Newswires.
Nasdaq OMX's offer is also backed by IntercontinentalExchange. Based on the week's closing stock prices, the Nasdaq-ICE deal comes in at a more than $1 billion premium to Deutsche Boerse's offer.
- Greifeld Takes NYSE Euronext Pitch To Europe