NATIXIS & ODDO TO MERGE – French bank Natixis and French brokerage Oddo have revealed this morning that they plan to merge, similar to marriages such as Exane & BNP and Cheuvreux & Kepler. The businesses had planned to finalize a decision before the end of November, however delays have pushed it back until December. According to presumed plans, Natixis will take their equities intermediation teams to Oddo, totaling around a hundred employees in research, sales and trading. The merge will reportedly leave credit research and primary equity activities unaffected. #SpartanInternational