Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), the owner of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), has offered $30B to acquire eBay, The Wall Street Journal reports.
ICE had contacted eBay representatives in the past to inform it about its intention to buy the company.
According to the news source, the negotiations are not official yet and there is no guarantee that eBay will eventually accept ICE's offer.
ICE is reportedly only interested in the e-commerce platform, which it could combine with its own tech. While the classifieds, eBay's other big business, could be sold for around $10B.
The company's shares have increased by 8.78% after the news was released, boosting eBay's market cap to $29.78 billion.
For its part, ICE shares fell 7.45% yesterday due to investors' doubts about the potential risks associated to the operation.
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