The company behind the New York Stock Exchange is eyeing global domination (ICE)

Jeffrey Sprecher, founder and chief executive officer of IntercontinentalExchange (ICE), speaks at the Sandler O'Neill + Partners, L.P. Global Exchange and Brokerage Conference in New York June 7, 2013. REUTERS/Brendan McDermidThomson ReutersSprecher speaks at the Sandler O’Neill + Partners, L.P. Global Exchange and Brokerage Conference in New York

Atlanta-based Intercontinental Exchange – the owner of the New York Stock Exchange – is considering making a counter bid for the London Stock Exchange, Bloomberg News reports.

This comes just a week after the British stock market operatorconfirmed it was in merger talks with Germany‘s Deutsche Boerse.

ICE has engaged Morgan Stanley as an adviser, the report said. Robey Warshaw is the lead adviser for LSE, while Perella Weinberg is the lead financial adviser to Deutsche Boerse.

ICE, led by Jeff Sprecher, is a repeat acquirer. It acquired NYSE Euronext in 2013, lating spinning out the Euronext business. Late last year, it sealed a $5.2 billion deal for Interactive Data Corporation.

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