Deutsche Boerse's supervisory board is reluctant to approve quickly an extension of Chief Executive Carsten Kengeter's contract following the German exchange operator's failed merger with the London Stock Exchange, two people close to the matter said.
The EC yesterday formally blocked the proposed merger between London Stock Exchange Group and Deutsche Boerse AG-Tender. This was expected. The EC is expected to publish a more detailed decision at a later date. London Stock Exchange Group also announced a £200 million buyback program.
New York Stock Exchange owner ICE said it may make a rival bid for London Stock Exchange, raising the prospect of a takeover battle with Deutsche Boerse and lifting LSE shares to a record high on Tuesday.