Futures Brokers MErge

R.J. O'Brien & Associates LLC has agreed to merge with fellow futures brokerage Iowa Grain Company. Both companies are members of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and Chicago Board of Trade. No financial terms were disclosed for the deal, which is expected to close by August 31. R.J. O'Brien is owned by Spectrum Equity Investors and Technology Crossover Ventures. www.rjobrien.com www.iowagrain.com