ICE buys up Euroclear, BondPoint stakes
Intercontinental Exchange, the global exchange and clearing house operator, on Tuesday announced it had bought a 4.7% stake in Euroclear from Royal Bank of Scotland for €275m. The move was followed a few hours later by an announcement that it would buy fixed income trading venue BondPoint from Virtu Financial for $400m.
Euroclear provides post-trade services for bonds, equities, exchange-traded funds and mutual funds, and settles more than €675tr of securities every year. It has offices in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and the Americas.
The acquisition of the shares is subject to the completion of required documents. ICE expects to
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