Euronext announces the acquisition of the technology businesses of Nexi’s capital markets business


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Euronext announcement the acquisition technology companies of Nexi’s capital market activities

Amsterdam, Brussels, Dublin, Lisbon, London, Milano, Oslo and Paris 14 June 2022 – Euronext Group (“Euronext”) and Nexi SpA (“Nexi”) announce the signing of the sale and purchase of the technology businesses that currently power MTS, Euronext’s leading fixed income trading platform, and Euronext Securities Milan (formerly known as Monte Titoli) by Nexi to Euronext (the “Transaction”).

The purchase price will be paid in cash and amounts to c. €57m, subject to customary closing adjustments.

This transaction is a further step in Euronext’s strategy to leverage its integrated value chain while strengthening Euronext’s technology skills and trading and post-trade capabilities. The Transaction will also strengthen the core businesses of MTS and Euronext Securities Milan, which joined Euronext in April 2021. With this Transaction, Euronext internalizes MTS’ core trading platform and its largest IT contract. It enables Euronext to gain agility and efficiency by fully owning the technology that powers MTS and Euronext Securities Milan.

Nexi, the PayTech leader in Europe, has been a partner of choice for MTS and Euronext Securities Milan for over 30 years, powering their technology. Following the Transaction, Nexi will continue to provide technology services to Euronext under transitional agreements and other services under related commercial agreements.

The Transaction, which will be carried out through Euronext subsidiaries MTS and Euronext Securities Milan, is expected to be finalized in the second half of 2022 and is subject to the usual approvals by the competent authorities and the completion of the union consultation procedure.

Renato Martini, Digital Banking and Business Solutions Director at Nexi, said: This disposal, consistent with our strategy following the combinations with SIA and Nets, will allow us to focus more on our core business, digital payments, to accelerate our growth in Europe and to focus on the realsation synergies.

Stéphane Boujnah, CEO and President of the Management team at Euronext, said: “The planned acquisition of the technology assets lead MTS and Euronext Securities Milan is a key step in the Borse Italian Group integration treat. At Euronext, owning the intellectual property of our critical operations is center of our strategy, to secure the robustness of our operations and to allow further development and product innovation. We look forward to welcoming youing the new teams Euronext Band.”

About Euronext

Euronext is the leading pan-European market infrastructure, connecting European economies to global capital markets, to accelerate innovation and sustainable growth. It operates regulated exchanges in Belgium, France, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway and Portugal. With nearly 2,000 listed issuers and a market capitalization of around 6.6 trillion euros at the end of March 2022, it has an unrivaled blue-chip franchise and a strong diversified national and international customer base. Euronext operates regulated and transparent equity and derivatives markets, one of Europe’s leading fixed income electronic trading markets and the world’s largest debt securities and funds listing centre. Its total product offering includes stocks, currencies, exchange-traded funds, warrants and certificates, bonds, derivatives, commodities and indices. The Group provides a multi-asset clearinghouse through Euronext Clearing, and custody and settlement services through Euronext Securities’ central securities depositories in Denmark, Italy, Norway and Portugal. Euronext also leverages its expertise in market management by providing technologies and managed services to third parties. In addition to its main regulated market, it also operates a number of junior markets, simplifying access to listing for SMEs.
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