Euronext 20th Anniversary | Go Europe, Go Euronext
22 September 2020 marks the 20th anniversary of Euronext’s creation. This is a unique occasion for us to look back together at the incredible journey of our company and to reflect on our ambitions for the coming years.
Euronext was formed 20 years ago through the merger of the Paris, Amsterdam and Brussels stock exchanges. In joining forces, the vision of Euronext’s founding fathers was to provide local businesses and investor communities with unrivalled access to capital and liquidity. Euronext was subsequently taken public in 2001 and expanded quickly with the acquisition of the Lisbon stock exchange in 2002. In 2007, Euronext merged with the New York Stock Exchange, before becoming independent again through an IPO in 2014.
Since this successful IPO, Euronext has significantly accelerated its growth journey, furthering its geographical reach through the acquisitions of the Irish Stock Exchange in 2018 and of Oslo Børs VPS in 2019. Importantly, not only has the geographical footprint of Euronext expanded, but Euronext has also diversified into new asset classes, with the acquisitions of FastMatch -now Euronext FX- in 2017, and of Nord Pool in 2019. In parallel, Euronext has diversified into post-trade through the acquisitions of VPS in Oslo and VP in Copenhagen. We have also developed innovative services with the formation of a rich and growing Corporate Services franchise. Importantly, Euronext teams have also cemented our technology leadership with the deployment of our state-of-the-art proprietary trading platform, Optiq.
Twenty years after its foundation, Euronext has become the leading pan-European market infrastructure, governed by a powerful federal model, and inspired by our moto: “united in diversity”. Euronext is building the backbone of the European capital markets union. By connecting European economies with global markets, we play a pivotal role in strengthening the European construct. We believe in the power of public markets, the potential of which can transform a nation’s economy, generate jobs and growth, and improve the lives of the citizens of the countries we operate in.
I am very proud of what Euronext teams have accomplished thus far with our clients, Board members, partners, regulators and all our stakeholders, and this is just the beginning. Euronext is committed to building an ever-stronger market infrastructure to finance the real economy. We do it with determination and discipline: by expanding our geographical reach, and by developing new services across the value chain of our industry for our clients. Together, today, we are more diverse, more mature and more resilient than ever.
Today’s celebration is the occasion to open a new chapter in Euronext’s journey. Our mission is to connect local economies to global capital markets, to accelerate innovation and sustainable growth. We do so together, to the benefit of our clients, our shareholders, our colleagues, our communities and our environment.
Let’s Grow Together!
Go Europe, Go Euronext.
CEO and Chairman of the Managing Board of Euronext
20 Years of Euronext
20202020Acquisition of VP Securities
Euronext acquires 70% of the Danish CSD, VP Securities, to further strengthen its post-tra...
2020Acquisition of VP SecuritiesEuronext signs the United Nations Global Compact Sustainable Ocean Principles
Euronext becomes the first and only Exchange signatory of the United Nations Global Compac...
2020Euronext signs the United Nations Global Compact Sustainable Ocean PrinciplesAcquisition of Nord Pool
With the acquisition of Nord Pool, the second largest power market in Europe, Euronext div...
2020Acquisition of Nord Pool
20192019Acquisition of Oslo Børs VPS
Euronext acquires Oslo Børs VPS, the Norwegian stock exchange and the Norwegian CSD, which...
2019Acquisition of Oslo Børs VPSInvestment in Tokeny Solutions
Euronext acquires a 23.5% stake in Tokeny Solutions, a technology platform that provides e...Engagement with the UN Global Compact Sustainable Oceans Business Group
Euronext becomes the first exchange to sign the nine Ocean Principles with the ambition to...
2019Engagement with the UN Global Compact Sustainable Oceans Business GroupLaunch of "Let's Grow Together 2022"
Euronext’s three-year strategic plan,“Let’s Grow Together 2022”, maps the path for Euronex...
2019Launch of "Let's Grow Together 2022"Image
Euronext’s three-year strategic plan,“Let’s Grow Together 2022”, maps the path for Euronext to achieve its goal of building the leading pan-European market infrastructure. The plan, driven by innovation and sustainability, is a blueprint for continued growth by extending Euronext’s business across the full value chain of financial markets, enhancing its best-in-class services to all clients, and consolidating its key role within the pan-European financial ecosystem.
20182018Acquisition of the Irish Stock Exchange
Euronext acquires of the Irish Stock Exchange, now Euronext Dublin, a major milestone achi...
2018Acquisition of the Irish Stock ExchangeImage
Euronext acquires of the Irish Stock Exchange, now Euronext Dublin, a major milestone achieved in the expansion of Euronext's federal model. The Irish Stock Exchange, which dates back to 1793 and has a long history of leadership in bond listings, now serves as the Euronext Group Centre of Excellence for Debt, Funds and ETFs.New shareholding in LCH SA
Euronext exchanges its 2.3% stake in LCH Group for an 11.1% minority stake in LCH SA, stre...Acquisition of InsiderLog
Euronext acquires 80% of InsiderLog, the innovative insider list management solution that ...
2018Acquisition of InsiderLogImageAcquisition of Commcise
Euronext acquires 78% of the capital of Commcise, a Software as a Service (“SaaS”) provide...
20172017Opening of its Technology Centre in Porto
The state-of-the-art technology centre in Porto is created from scratch to support and dev...
2017Opening of its Technology Centre in PortoLaunch of its proprietary trading platform Optiq®
After 2 years in development, Euronext launches Optiq® , a new cutting-edge trading platfo...
2017Launch of its proprietary trading platform Optiq®Image
After 2 years in development, Euronext launches Optiq® , a new cutting-edge trading platform that gives investors access to trading across all asset classes available on Euronext’s pan-European exchanges and its single order book, with maximum flexibility, simplified and harmonised messaging as well as high performance and stability.Acquisition of Company Webcast
Euronext acquires a majority stake in Company Webcast and its high-end webcast and webinar...
2017Acquisition of Company WebcastAcquisition of IR.soft
Euronext acquires IR.soft (renamed IR.Manager), a powerful investor relationship managemen...Acquisition of iBabs
Euronext acquires a 60% stake in iBabs, a leading provider of board portal solutions. The ...
2017Acquisition of iBabsAcquisition of FastMatch, now Euronext FX
Euronext acquires a 90% stake in FastMatch, the fastest-growing Electronic Communication N...
2017Acquisition of FastMatch, now Euronext FXLaunch of European Tech SME initiative
Euronext launches the European Tech SME initiative, opening offices in Germany, Italy, Spa...
2017Launch of European Tech SME initiativeImage
Euronext launches the European Tech SME initiative, opening offices in Germany, Italy, Spain and Switzerland. Teams on the ground are deployed to work collaboratively with local ecosystems to help them benefit from new dedicated solutions for Tech SMEs and the extension of existing successful programmes.
20162016Creation of Euronext Corporate Services
Euronext Corporate Services is established in response to a survey of corporate issuers th...Launch of "Agility for Growth" strategic plan
Launch of "Agility for Growth", a three-year strategic plan defining Euronext's growth amb...
2016Launch of "Agility for Growth" strategic plan
20152015Launch of TechShare
Euronext launches TechShare, a pre-IPO programme designed to help Tech entrepreneurs famil...Euronext becomes Official Supporter of the UN Sustainable Stock Exchanges initiative
As an Official Supporter of the United Nations’ Sustainable Stock Exchanges initiative, Eu...
2015Euronext becomes Official Supporter of the UN Sustainable Stock Exchanges initiative
20142014IPO of the newly formed, independent Euronext N.V.
Following the November 2013 acquisition of NYSE Euronext, ICE keeps LIFFE and spins off th...
2014IPO of the newly formed, independent Euronext N.V.Image
Following the November 2013 acquisition of NYSE Euronext, ICE keeps LIFFE and spins off the continental European operations by launching a public offering for a newly formed, independent Euronext N.V. in June 2014.
20082008Creation of the Universal Trading Platform (UTP)
NYSE Euronext develops its new Universal Trading Platform, an electronic trading platform ...
2008Creation of the Universal Trading Platform (UTP)Image
NYSE Euronext develops its new Universal Trading Platform, an electronic trading platform for bonds, equities, options and futures markets. The integration of different markets is completed in stages, ending in 2010 with the integration of the European and U.S. derivatives platforms onto the UTP.
20072007Merger with New York Stock Exchange
Euronext N.V. signs an agreement to combine its pan-European trading exchanges in Amsterda...
2007Merger with New York Stock ExchangeImage
Euronext N.V. signs an agreement to combine its pan-European trading exchanges in Amsterdam, Brussels, Lisbon, London and Paris with the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in a merger of equals.
20042004Migration of Euronext markets to a single trading platform
The integration of Euronext’s markets is completed with the integration of derivatives pro...
2004Migration of Euronext markets to a single trading platformImage
The integration of Euronext’s markets is completed with the integration of derivatives products onto LIFFE CONNECT® in 2004. This follows the integration of cash products onto a single platform (NSC) in 2003.
20012001First IPO of Euronext
Euronext shares are listed on the Euronext stock market through its first initial public o...
2001First IPO of EuronextImage
Euronext shares are listed on the Euronext stock market through its first initial public offering (IPO). Euronext is listed in Paris, Amsterdam, Brussels.
20002000The start: the first pan-European exchange, Euronext, is born
Merger of the Amsterdam, Brussels and Paris exchanges to create Euronext N.V., the first p...
2000The start: the first pan-European exchange, Euronext, is bornImage
Merger of the Amsterdam, Brussels and Paris exchanges to create Euronext N.V., the first pan-European exchange.