This excerpt taken from the NDAQ 8-K filed Feb 20, 2008.
We will need to invest in our operations to integrate OMX, PHLX and prior transactions and to maintain and grow our business, and we may need additional funds to do so.
We depend on the availability of adequate capital to maintain and develop our business. We believe that we can meet our current capital requirements, including our planned acquisition of BSX and investment in DIFX and OMXs planned acquisition of certain assets of Nord Pool, from internally generated funds, cash on hand and available borrowings. If the combined company is unable to fund its capital requirements as currently planned, however, it would have a material adverse effect on the combined companys business, financial condition and operating results.
In addition to our debt service obligations, we will need to continue to invest in our operations through 2010 to integrate OMX and PHLX. If the combined company does not achieve the expected operating results, we will need to reallocate our cash resources. This may include borrowing additional funds to service debt payments, which may impair our ability to make investments in our business or to integrate OMX and PHLX.
Should the combined company need to raise funds through incurring additional debt, the combined company may become subject to covenants even more restrictive than those contained in our credit agreement and the indenture governing the notes offered hereby. Furthermore, if we issue additional equity, our equity holders will suffer dilution. Thus, there can be no assurance that additional capital will be available on a timely basis, on favorable terms or at all.