Euronext is one of the largest exchange networks in the world, with access to a global pool of institutional and retail investors.
In April 1999, BXS was established as the merger of Belfox (Belgian Futures and Options Exchange), the Brussels stock exchange and CIK (the central securities depository). In September 2000, BXS merged with the Paris Bourse and Amsterdam Exchanges to form Euronext, the first pan-European exchange.
Euronext NV currently operates markets in Belgium, France, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway and Portugal. In October 2020, Euronext signed an agreement to acquire Borsa Italiana, which would add Italy to the markets it operates.
The well established pan-European Euronext Growth market offers an alternative route for small and mid-sized companies (SMEs) that may lack the necessary resources needed to satisfy the requirements of a regulated market, to join a reliable and profitable exchange.
Euronext Growth is a multilateral trading facility (MTF) operated under the commercial name “Euronext Growth” by the relevant market operator in Brussels, Lisbon and Paris.
The Euronext Access markets, which are Brussels, Lisbon and Paris, have been established to target start-ups and SMEs that wish to join a stock exchange to finance their development and to benefit from the reputation bestowed upon listed companies, but who do not meet the criteria for admission on Euronext’s regulated markets.
EnterNext is the subsidiary of Euronext dedicated to financing and promoting small and mid-cap companies on the financial markets. It comprises the 750 listed small and mid-cap companies on Euronext markets in Belgium, France, the Netherlands and Portugal.
Formerly Belpex, it was the short term, physical power exchange for the delivery and off-take of electricity on the Belgian hub. As a full subsidiary of APX, Belpex integrated with EPEX SPOT in 2015 and now operates as EPEX SPOT Belgium under the EPEX SPOT brand name.
EPEX SPOT facilitates anonymous, cleared trading in two different market segments, namely the day-ahead market segment (DAM) and the continuous intraday market segment (CIM). The Belgian EPEX SPOT (formerly Belpex) day-ahead and intraday markets are coupled with the respective markets in the Netherlands, France and Germany. The Belgian intraday market is connected with the intraday markets in the Netherlands, Germany, France, Austria and Switzerland.