Euronext bids for line into govvie trading

By Jasper Cox
21 Sep 2020

If the London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) and Euronext strike a deal over Borsa Italiana, a leading player in European government bond trading will change hands. Euronext may turn to the bonds and equity markets to finance the acquisition.

LSEG received other offers relating to MTS and the wider Borsa Italiana group, including from Deutsche Börse and, reportedly, Six. But, last Friday, it said it had entered into exclusive discussions with Euronext, which has set out plans to acquire Borsa Italiana as a whole.

If Euronext’s bid ...

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