The City of London threatens as the last bid the agreed acquisition of the data provider Refinitiv by the LSE in the amount of 27 billion USD The takeover of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange for the LSE is the latest in a long list of offerings for the London Stock Exchange over the years.

This also jeopardizes the $ 27 billion ($ 21.9 billion) acquisition of data provider Refinitiv Another LSE deal that is doomed to fail.

Here's a story of failed LSE mega-mergers:

– March 2017

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A $ 21 billion merger with German rival Deutsche Börse collapsed after being blocked by the European Commission. between the two companies after setbacks in 2000 and 2005.

– February 2011

LSE agreed to merge with its Canadian competitor TMX Group, which operates the Toronto Stock Exchange.

The deal was discontinued in June 2011 after the LSE was outperformed by Canadian competitors due to a competing bid for TMX.

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The LSE le announces a bid of $ 4.2 billion (£ 3.4 billion) from U from S Exchange Nasdaq triggering a hostile battle.

Nasdaq's deal was then scrapped in February 2007.

– December 2005

Australian investment vehicle Macquarie launches hostile approach to LSE, but February 2006 on her stock market pursuit, after she has admitted a price defeat.

– December 2004

The longtime LSE applicant, Deutsche Börse, submits a bid of £ 1.3 billion to the LSE, but scrapped the offer in March 2005.

– August 2000

The Swedish Stock Exchange OM announces a hostile takeover bid of £ 900m for LSE from only 6.7% of LSE investors.

– May 2000

LSE announces its first planned merger with Deutsche Börse, but closes the deal only four months later.