近日，TD Ameritrade及其最大股东TD Bank宣布将斥资40亿美元收购在线券商Scottrade。这不仅在饱受智能顾投冲击的市场中掀起了一场并购风潮，同时也宣布市场模式将从日间交易逐步向消费者被动投资转变。
此前通过一笔4亿美元股权交易，TD Bank对TD Ameritrade的持股比例已经达到了41.4%。根据现金和股票交易相关条款，Scottrade Bank将正式并入TD Bank旗下。
Wells Fargo近期的一份研究显示，2015年Scottrade Bank收益总额达到10.4亿美元，相比2014年出现小幅上升，说明合约市场正出现缓慢回升。
TD Ameritrade and its largest shareholder TD Bank have agreed to acquire online brokerage Scottrade for an estimated $4 billion, marking a new wave of consolidation in a market hard hit by robo-advisors and a switch away from day trading to passive investments by consumers. Under the terms of the cash and shares sale, Scottrade Bank will merge with TD Bank, which has concurrently upped its stake in TD Ameritrade to 41.4% through a purchase of $400 million in new common equity.
Scottrade Bank's tangible book value stands at approximately $1.3 billion from holdings of $13 billion in cash and securities, $4 billion in loans and leases and $15 billion in sweep deposits from Scottrade.
The firm held $1.04 billion in revenue in 2015 - showing minimal uplift from 2014 - according to a recent analysis by Wells Fargo, indicating slowing returns in a contracting market.
TD Ameritrade will take over Scottrade’s brokerage operations for about $2.7 billion, while Toronto-Dominion intends to shell out $1.3 billion for the firm's banking operations. The deal is expected to close in the second half of 2017.
TD Ameritrade expects to save about $450 million annually in combined expenses following the merger.