In a Tuesday news release, eBay said “we will review Starboard’s letter and perspectives as we continue to rigorously review our business and opportunities for growth and value creation.”
It’s not the first time ICE has contacted eBay about an acquisition, the Journal reported.
In addition to the New York Stock Exchange, ICE also operates online marketplaces for commodities trading.
Ebay itself recently made an acquisition involving Atlanta-based Cox Automotive, agreeing in December to buy two automotive technology businesses in Australia. Cox Automotive is owned by Cox Enterprises, which also owns The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.