Last week in London, Jeffrey Sprecher, the CEO of IntercontinentalExchange (ICE) tried to smooth things over with NYSE head Duncan Niederauer.
ICE (with Nasdaq) tried and failed to execute a hostile takeover of the NYSE, which would have obviously shattered the NYSE-Deutsche Boerse deal.
Sprecher and Nasdaq’s Bob Greifeld wrote a letter to NYSE shareholders about the company’s poor loyalty to shareholders, and criticised its management.
Now Charlie Gasparino at Fox Business reports that “[Sprecher] told a senior person at the NYSE, ‘I’m sorry it got personal,'” according to Gasparino.
Apparently, he tried to blame the mess on Greifeld.
“Sprecher approached a senior executive of the Big Board to deliver what has been described as a “mea culpa” to Niederauer while attending an industry conference.”
ICE said a conversation had taken place but it wasn’t about saying “sorry.”
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