Now that Schonfeld has merged with Lightspeed, I wonder just how big the combined company will be compared to Assent or Bright Trading. Schonfeld clearly is committed to the professional trading community. Assent - on the other hand is owned by a bunch of PE firms that couldn't care less about the pro trading community. I bet its just a matter of time before Assent gets sold. PE firms buy companies to sell them (privately or through public offerings). So who will buy Assent?