M & A wrap: Boerse/NYSE offer concessions

November 18, 2011

Deutsche Boerse and NYSE Euronext will sell some businesses and give rivals access to a major derivatives clearing house in concessions aimed at winning support from antitrust regulators for their $9 billion merger.

Suzuki and estranged partner Volkswagen seemed headed for arbitration, after VW once again refused to sell its 20 percent stake back to the Japanese carmaker and end a floundering two-year alliance.

Groupon opened the IPO window a crack earlier this month and now companies, including Yelp, Angie’s List and even social-gaming giant Zynga, are climbing through it.

Simon Johnson in the NYT asks: Why not break up Citigroup?

The Investment Banking Scorecard gives an overview of the week in M&A.

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