OREANDA-NEWS. Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), the owner of the New York Stock Exchange, is not going to acquire one of the world's largest eBay online sites. This is stated in the published ICE press release.

"ICE turned to eBay with a proposal to explore a number of opportunities for cooperation that would be beneficial to the holders of shares of both companies. EBay didn't express serious interest. We are not negotiating a deal to buy and sell the entire eBay or its share", it was reported. Earlier, The Wall Street Journal, citing sources, claimed that ICE was preparing to acquire eBay, and the deal could exceed $ 30 billion. According to the publication, the parties have not officially begun negotiations. The eBay management allegedly examines the proposal, but does not guarantee its consent.

eBay is an American company specializing in providing services in the field of online auctions and online retail. It was founded in 1995 by businessman Pierre Omidyar, headquartered in San Jose.