EC Review of LSE-Deutsche Börse Likely to Extend Again

The European Commission’s recent phase 2 extension of its review of the London Stock Exchange-Deutsche Börse merger is likely to be extended a further twenty days, a banker on the deal and a lawyer close to the deal said.

“The commission can take 125 days in total plus commission holidays to close phase two, they can stop the clock and do all sorts

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Rachel Rigby

Rachel Rigby

Rachel spent 12 years at Mergermarket, most recently as head of special coverage. Her role included liaising with European CEOs and reporting for dealReporter. Rachel’s various interests lie in the travel, media, clean energy, and healthcare sectors. As a journalist, she specializes in covering large private equity transactions and M&A. Rachel has worked on numerous high profile deals, including the Kraft takeover of Cadbury, the British Airways merger with Iberia, and the Newscorp stake in BSKYB. She has written articles for Sunday Business, Breaking Views, Media Week, Financial News, and appeared on CNBC. Rachel holds a liberal arts degree in European History from Smith College, Massachusetts.


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