Thomson Reuters will acquire all of FX Alliance for $22 a share in cash and the deal is expected to close in the third quarter of this year.  

Thomson Reuters, which also produces news that competes with News Corp.’s Dow Jones & Co., publisher of The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones Newswires, traditionally caters for the interbank currencies market, while FX Alliance provides trading for corporate and other institutional clients. The merging of the two platforms will likely crank up the pressure on competing systems.