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The odds favor an FTC settlement of ICE-Black Knight deal

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) looks poised to settle on the merger deal with Intercontinental Exchange Inc. (ICE) and Black Knight, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods (KBW) said in a note following the postponement of the preliminary injunction to August from this week.

ICE and Black Knight’s agreement to sell its product and pricing engine unit Optimal Blue business leaves the FTC with a weak case as it remedies the remaining horizontal overlap cited in the FTC’s complaint with a competitive buyer, Ryan Tomasello, managing director of KBW, said in the note published on details ⇒

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