TD Ameritrade to buy Scottrade in $4B cash-and-stock deal
Posted: 5:16 AM, Oct 24, 2016
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<p>In this July 18, 2010, photograph, a TD Ameritrade logo is displayed on the office in Omaha, Neb. Record trading activity during a volatile quarter helped lift TD Ameritrade Holding Corp.'s fiscal third-quarter net income by 5 percent to beat expectations, the online brokerage said Tuesday, July 20, 2010.(AP Photo/Nati Harnik)</p>
NEW YORK (AP) — Online brokerage TD Ameritrade is buying Scottrade in a $4 billion cash-and-stock deal that would tie up two major players in the day trading industry during an era when an increasingly large number of investors are choosing index funds over stock picking.
In the two-stage deal announced Monday, TD Bank Group will buy Scottrade Bank from Scottrade Financial Services Inc. for $1.3 billion in cash. Scottrade Bank will be folded into TD Bank and it will buy 11 million shares from TD Ameritrade for $400 million. Then, TD Ameritrade will buy Scottrade Financial Services for $4 billion.
The deal is targeted to close by Sept. 30, 2017.
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