Brass Utility today completed its merger of equals with Strike Technologies, creating the third-largest electronic communications network. The new entity will be called BRUT ECN. President Brian Hyndman said the technology integration should be complete in 30 to 60 days. The company, according to a statement, expects the merger to increase significantly the ECNs liquidity. Strike trades 15 million shares per day, while BRUT trades 42 million shares per day. Mr. Hyndman said he expects another 15 million to 20 million shares to be traded on the combined system. Post-merger investors include: SunGard Data Systems; Bear Stearns; Bridge Trading; Goldman Sachs; Herzog Heine Geduld; Knight-Trimark Group; Lehman Brothers; Merrill Lynch; Morgan Stanley Dean Witter; and Salomon Smith Barney.