Acquisition of the Irish Stock Exchange

On 29 November 2017 Euronext announced the acquisition of 100% of The Irish Stock Exchange plc (“ISE), Ireland’s incumbent stock exchange operator and a leading global debt and fund listing venue.  The transaction is a major milestone in the expansion of Euronext's federal model, in line with its long term strategy, with the addition of Ireland as the sixth core European country. The closing is expected in Q1 2018, subject to regulatory approvals.

On the announcement Stéphane Boujnah, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Managing Board of Euronext said: “The Irish Stock Exchange joining Euronext represents a major milestone in the expansion of Euronext’s federal model since its IPO. ISE brings to Euronext leading global positions in debt, funds and ETF listings markets. As part of Euronext, ISE’s growth initiatives will be reinforced with Euronext’s full support. We are delighted to welcome Deirdre Somers and her team to Euronext. In addition to strengthening revenue profile and cost synergies, ISE is ideally positioned to benefit from market opportunities in a post-Brexit environment. Within this environment, our unique federal model clearly demonstrates its added value through a single cross-country liquidity pool, a single state-of-the-art proprietary technology, a single rule book and a complete and diversified set of services, while maintaining strong local input within our balanced federal governance. This transaction demonstrates the strength of the Euronext “united in diversity” federal model.”

Deirdre Somers, Chief Executive Officer of ISE commented: ”This is a landmark day in the 224-year history of ISE and a great day for our customers and our people. This transaction recognises the significant value and leading market position that has been built by the ISE. More importantly, we believe that Euronext is the perfect partner to enable us to achieve our growth ambitions. Euronext is hugely complementary to the ISE, bringing valuable expertise, financial strength, global relationships and technological capability as well as a global brand. These will enable our business to build further on its track record of international achievement and capitalise on new market and product opportunities emerging in Europe.”

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These images have been taken during the events announcing the acquisition at the ISE in Dublin, on 29 and 30 November 2017.

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Euronext expands its federal model with the acquisition of the Irish Stock Exchange (ISE)

  • Stéphane Boujnah, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Managing Board of Euronext
  • Padraic O'Connor, ISE Chairman
  • Deirdre Somers, Chief Executive Officer of ISE 

Photo credits/Photographer: Mark Maxwell

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Euronext expands its federal model with the acquisition of the Irish Stock Exchange (ISE)

  • Stéphane Boujnah, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Managing Board of Euronext
  • Deirdre Somers, Chief Executive Officer of ISE 
  • Padraic O'Connor, ISE Chairman

Photo credits/Photographer: Mark Maxwell

Photo capture:
Euronext expands its federal model with the acquisition of the Irish Stock Exchange (ISE)

  • Stéphane Boujnah, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Managing Board of Euronext
  • Deirdre Somers, Chief Executive Officer of ISE 

Photo credits/Photographer: Mark Maxwell

Photo capture:
Euronext expands its federal model with the acquisition of the Irish Stock Exchange (ISE)

  • Stéphane Boujnah, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Managing Board of Euronext
  • Deirdre Somers, Chief Executive Officer of ISE 

Photo credits/Photographer: Mark Maxwell

Photo capture:
Euronext expands its federal model with the acquisition of the Irish Stock Exchange (ISE)

  • Stéphane Boujnah, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Managing Board of Euronext

Photo credits/Photographer: Mark Maxwell