In October 2015, ICE announced that it had entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Interactive Data Corporation (IDC), a provider of financial data, analytics and related business solutions[Buzzword], Silver Lake, which participates in technology investments, and Warburg Pincus, a private equity firm focused on growth investments. This acquisition was valued at approximately $5.2 billion, including $3.65 billion in cash and $1.55 billion in ICE common shares, and builds on ICE`s overall market data growth strategy by expanding the markets served, adding technology platforms and increasing new data and valuation services.  The transaction was subject to government approval and other normal closing conditions. The transaction closed on December 14, 2015.  ICE trading technology provides e-commerce tools, high-speed ctivity and mobile options to enable market participants to adapt and implement risk management strategies across multiple markets and regions. ICE`s clients include professionals, traders, brokers, risk managers, future Commission Merchants (FCMs) and portfolio managers who wish to manage risks related to physical or financial risks. ICE offers a wide range of services to market participants: In February 2017, ICE announced that it had entered into an agreement to acquire TMX Atrium, an extranet and wireless service business of TMX Group. The terms of the agreement have not been disclosed and the transaction is expected to close within 90 days, subject to administrative approvals. The financial impact of the transaction will be negligible and has been included in ICE`s financial forecast for 2017.  In December 2015, ICE Trayport acquired the GFI Group for $650 million.
Trayport offers a trading technology platform that serves brokers, exchanges, clearing houses and trading participants, especially in European supply markets. About 70% to 80% of The European supply trade passes through its platform.  In May 2019, ICE Data Services obtained from the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) the authorisation of a third-country reference administrator in accordance with the European Reference Regulation, which means that traders were able to reference their indices in accordance with the rules. In May, ICE Data Services also announced the launch of a new data management platform for historical data, known as ICE DataVault. The cloud platform provides users with aggregated data in real time via scheduled access, cloud or click-thru.  IntercontinentalExchange (ICE) operates regulated exchanges, trading venues and clearing houses and provides the services and technologies necessary to meet the risk management requirements of global players. In January 2019, Bakkt announced that it had entered into an agreement to acquire certain assets of the Rosenthal Collins Group (RCG), which is expected to be concluded in February.  In April 2019, Bakkt announced that it had acquired the digital asset company (DACC). Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.  In September 2019, the exchange began trading Bitcoin futures.
 In February 2020, ICE announced that it had agreed to acquire Bridge2 Solutions, a leading provider of loyalty solutions for merchants and consumers. Upon the transaction, Bakkt expects to acquire Bridge2 Solutions from ICE, using the proceeds of Bakkt`s Series B funding round.  REMIT also allows regulatory authorities to collect transaction reports and regulate energy market participants. . . .