CME Group Acquires NYMEX for $9.5 Billion

Skadden represented CME Group Inc. in its $9.5 billion acquisition of NYMEX Holdings, Inc., the parent company of the New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc. In connection with the transaction, CME Group also completed the sale of the CBOT Metals Complex (a precious metals market run by the Chicago Board of Trade) to NYSE Euronext.