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CBOE Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Bats Global Markets

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The acquisition of Bats will provide CBOE with a global position in innovative tradable products and services and meaningful cost and operational efficiencies.

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Bats Reports Q2 2016 Financial Results

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Bats grew revenue by 11% Year-over-Year in Q2 2016. Revenue growth was driven by non-transaction revenue, greater US Options market share and higher net capture rates.

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Bats Europe to Launch New Index Series

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Bats Europe, the region’s largest stock exchange operator, will launch 18 different indices covering large to small cap securities and 12 industry sectors.

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Bats Reports Q1 2016 Financial Results

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Bats grew revenue by 77% Year-over-Year in Q1 2016. The company maintained its strong market share in US Equities (21%), European Equities (24%), US Options (10%) and Global FX (12%).

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Bats IPO

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The Bats IPO priced at the high end of its range at $19 / share, valuing the company at $1.8 billion. The offering included 13.3 million shares, raising $253 million for selling shareholders.

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Bats Acquires ETF.com

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Bats has signed a definitive agreement to acquire ETF.com, a leading provider of value-added ETF data, news and analysis. The transaction is expected to close in April.

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Bats Reports Market Share in October

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Bats reports continued strong market share in October with European market share of 26.0%, US equities market share of 21.2% and US options market share of 7.9%

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Successful Launch of London FX Matching Engine

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In its first week of operations, the matching engine traded $1.2 billion. The platform targets Europe and Asia and specific FX currency pairs that dominate the European and Asian trading hours.

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Bats Options Announces New Advisory Board

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The Bats Options Advisory Board, comprised of industry thought leaders, will advise the leadership team on key industry issues. Bats Options operates BZX Options, the fourth-largest US options market.

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Bats Reports Record Market Share Results for August 2015

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Bats reported market share of 22% US Equities, 11% US Options and 25% European Equities. Overall, the Bats markets executed $129 billion of notional volume per day in August.

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Bats Receives SEC Approval to Launch EDGX Options Market

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The launch of EDGX Options, expected in November 2015, will enable Bats to compete for a new segment of order flow that does not trade on the price-time markets that Bats currently operates.

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Bats' Hotspot to Offer New Trading Incentives

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Hotspot, a FX market owned and operated by Bats, plans to incentivise customers by offering free trading for all transactions on its planned London-based matching engine to the end of 2015.

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Bats Reports Continued Strong Market Share in June

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Bats reports continued strong market share in June with European equities market share of 25.1%, US equities market share of 20.1% and US options market share of 9.6%.

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Bats Exchange Welcomes the iShares Convertible Bond ETF

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With the addition of the iShares Convertible Bond ETF, there are now 22 ETFs from iShares listed on Bats Exchange in the United States.

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Bats CHI-X Europe Overhauls ETF Trading Tariffs to Promote Deeper Liquidity at Tighter Prices

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Bats Chi-X Europe has new trading tariffs to incentivise tighter price formation and promote deeper liquidity to improve the European marketplace for exchange-traded funds and products.

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Bats Acquires HotSpot FX

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Bats announced a definitive agreement with KCG Holdings to acquire Hotspot FX in a cash transaction valued at $365 million.

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Bats Global Markets Featured in New York Times article, “A Stock Exchange Expands Its Global Reach”

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Bats has been doubling down on plain-vanilla stock trading and global expansion. It's becoming one of the largest stock exchange operators in the world based on the value of shares traded.

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Bats Global Markets and Direct Edge Agree to Merge

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The merger will bring together two customer-focused securities exchange operators under the Bats Global Markets enterprise to drive further innovation and better serve investors.

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Spectrum Equity Acquires Stake in Bats Global Markets

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Bats, founded in 2005, regularly ranks as the world's third-largest equities exchange company, operating two stock markets in the U.S., as well as Bats Chi-X Europe, that region's largest exchange.

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