Deutsche Börse and NYSE Euronext Offer Concessions to Complete Merger – NYTimes.com

LONDON — Deutsche Börse and NYSE Euronext announced plans Friday to divest businesses in Europe and open up other operations to rivals, in an effort to win regulatory approval for their proposed $9 billion merger.

NYSE Euronext said it would sell its pan-European single equity derivatives units, except the options businesses in its home markets. Deutsche Börse also said it would divest similar operations.

The companies added they would give rivals access to Eurex Clearing, a clearinghouse for derivatives products, to offset regulatory concerns that the pending merger would lead to uncompetitive practices.

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