IntercontinentalExchange announced early Thursday that it is acquiring NYSE Euronext for $33.12 per share. The joined company will operate dual headquarters in Atlanta and New York, and maintain the iconic NYSE building in Manhattan. "The acquisition combines two leading exchange groups to create a premier global exchange operator diversified across markets including agricultural and energy commodities, credit derivatives, equities and equity derivatives, foreign exchange and interest rates. With leading clearing capabilities, the combined company will be well positioned to deliver efficiencies while serving customer demand for clearing and risk management globally," ICE said in a news release. Register for SIFMA events, including SIFMA Tech 2013 and the 40th Annual Operations Conference & Exhibit, to access subject matter experts and learn how the latest developments in the industry will affect your firm.