Late Thursday, GFI Group and BGC Partners reached an agreement on BGC’s tender offer to acquire the company.

After a months-long bidding war, GFI shareholders today rejected the CME bid to acquire the group, leaving room for BGC's competing offer to win out.
With the final shareholder vote coming up on Friday, the CME-BGC bidding war continues to intensify.

NEW YORK, Jan. 28, 2015 -- BGC Partners, Inc.

A revival in M&A activity has been much anticipated and discussed almost since the start of the global financial crisis five years ago. With few exceptions, boosts in deal making have proven unsustainable.
IntercontinentalExchange Inc. won European Union approval to take over NYSE Euronext after EU regulators said the deal wouldn’t harm competition.
ICE stockholders approved the agreement to acquire NYSE Euronext, with approximately 99.68% of the shares present at the special meeting voted for the approval of the combination.
The annual Futures Industry Association conference in Boca Raton, Fla. is a good time to take the industry’s temperature. Where the 2012 meeting was somber, 2013 seemed upbeat.
April editor's note from Ginger Szala
London Stock Exchange Group Plc cut its bid for a majority stake in LCH.Clearnet Group Ltd. by 30% after European regulators forced the clearinghouse to boost capital.