Bloomberg and Merrill

January 16, 2008

So there are reports that Merrill may sell its stake in Bloomberg to raise capital. Bloomberg is still a private company, and Merrill has had a stake since they became Bloomberg’s first customer 20 years ago. Would Bloomberg buy the stake back ?  Fixed income dealers recently bought back into TradeWeb in the Fusion project. As a result TW is moving away from RFQ to an RFS model, which favours dealers. If dealers buy Merrill’s Bloomberg stake, the same could happen there…

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